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Scorn_(band)

Scorn (band)

Scorn is the project of former Napalm Death drummer Mick Harris. The project was formed in the early '90s by Harris along with Nic Bullen (one of the founder members of Napalm Death in 1981). Bullen left the group in April 1995 and the projects continues on to this day as an essentially one man show.

Scorn is/was often associated with industrial and experimental music, particularly in their earlier years as a duo with much of their Earache Records era output. Scorn considered a rare example of a successful industrial/downtempo crossover artist. Since the departure of Bullen, much of the output has been minimalist beats with an emphasis on very deep bass lines, often resembling dub and trip-hop in structure. The departure from their early sound eventually led to Harris parting ways with Earache Records after the Logghi Barroghi release, both sides apparently having been unhappy with how the project was being handled.

After leaving Earache, the project kept pushing the dirty bass and heavy beat sound, subtly changing with each release. Over time, the band became associated with KK Records/Invisible and then Hymen - eventually parting ways with KK around 1998, and Hymen in 2002. The intervening years since saw a break in recorded output (save for what was a release of a live internet jam on Vivo Records in 2004) with live dates popping up periodically.

Starting in 2006 Harris began stepping up activities as Scorn, starting with the 10" Whistle For It, which (much apparently to Harris' dismay) was so poorly mastered as to have lost Scorn's trademark low end. After a 5 year absence, 2007 saw Scorn return to the studio properly with the long awaited full-length entitled Stealth on Brooklyn's OHM Resistance label. In early 2008 Scorn released the first of two 12"s on Combat Records. The second release was recorded and is due later in 2008. Each 12" contains one new track and a remix by a Combat Recordings artist. The most recent release announcement for Scorn is a 2 track 12" for California outfit, Record Label Records. It will be a limited edition of 300 copies on clear vinyl with handmade packaging.

Discography

Albums

  • 1992 - Vae Solis
  • 1994 - Colossus
  • 1994 - Evanescence
  • 1995 - Ellipsis (Remixes collection)
  • 1996 - Gyral
  • 1996 - Logghi Barogghi
  • 1997 - Whine
  • 1997 - Zander
  • 1999 - Anamnesis - Rarities 1994 - 1997
  • 2000 - Greetings From Birmingham
  • 2002 - Plan B
  • 2004 - List of Takers
  • 2007 - Stealth

Singles & EPs

  • 1992 - Deliverance
  • 1992 - Lick Forever Dog
  • 1993 - Lament
  • 1993 - White Irises Blind
  • 1994 - Silver Rain Fell
  • 1995 - Stairway
  • 1996 - Leave It Out
  • 2000 - Imaginaria Award
  • 2002 - Governor
  • 2008 - Whistle for It (limited edition 10 inch vinyl single)
  • 2008 - Super Mantis Part 1

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