Something of an English answer to Rage Against the Machine, Senser put out one phenominal album ("Stacked Up"), and a few more that are a bit short of that level. Mixing hip hop beats and vocals, metal guitars, and leftist politics, the sound on "Stacked Up" for my money made it one of the most unique, and best, albums of 1995. Especially noteworthy are the icy vocals of Kerstin Haigh, listen to her repeated chant "Make a SWITCH!" (in "Switch"), or especially her rant in "State of Mind" ("Shut your mouth and get back in line and if you don't like it well it suits us just fine!").....she ahd the ability to sound fearsome in sort of an Annie Lennox-"1984" manner.....went well witht he make vocals, multi instruments, and lyrics taking on the ususal subject matter of the time/place......
Anyway, I consider "Stacked Up" to be something of a near-classsic.....the second album, "Asylum" treads a lot of the same turf but as so often happens, "It" was gone after one album. Also issued around the time was "Asylum De" or "Senser vs De Senser", kind of a complicated issue in which Haigh had left the band due to pregnancy and they trudged on as "De Senser", until her return......anyway, it's all worth a listen, though simply not of the quality of "Stacked Up".
None the less, they gave us "Stacked Up", which, again, I think is a fine album that anyone should have and hear.....loaded with great stuff...."Age of Panic", "State of Mind", "Switch"......and if it tickles yer fancy, check out the rest of their works. None of it's "bad", really, like so many befoe them, they simply never achieved the level of their debut.
STACKED UP-01 States of Mind/02 The Key/03 Switch/04 Age of Panic/05 Peanut Head/06 One Touch One Bounce/07 Stubborn/08 What's Going On?/09 Peace/10 Eject/11 No Comply/12 Worth
ASYLUM-01 Book of Flies/02 Charming Demons/03 Adrenalin/04 Strange Asylum/05 Burn Out/06 Desensitized/07 Breed/08 Lizard/09 Oyster
ASYLUM DE-01 Charming Demons (DJ Awe Mix)/02 Eye Kalied/03 Tried and Untested/04 Om (Harry Hog Mix)/05 Rows of People/06 Gabba Man
PARALLEL CHARGE-01 Charming Demons/02 Strange Asylum/03 Breed/04 Adrenalin/05 Lizard/06 Book of Flies/07 Desensitized/08 Burn Out/09 Enemy Down/10 Weatherman/11 Door Game/12 Oyster/13 Switch (Depth Charge First Venom Mix)/14 Age of Panic
HOW TO DO BATTLE-01 Wake Up You're On Fire/02 Resistance Now/03 Brightest Rays/04 2 3 Clear/05 Dictator Bling/06 End of the World Show/07 Smoking Paranoia/08 Sandhurst in Zero G/09
So Refined/10 Hex/11 Fairy Tale/12 Lights Out/13 Arturo