After some time spent focusing on his numerous side projects,
underground music guru Mick Harris has returned to the source,
Scorn. Having switched to Hymen Records, his music
sound has progressed, or evolved, even further with this new
Imaginara is a pulsing trip, humming along with slow,
thunderous hip-hop beats and noise-flavored bass and synthetics.
Hints of Japanese noise music show evident in the almost oppresive
sound of the album. While previous albums may have been more
subdued and passive, Imaginara hits hard, loud and steady.
For anyone who's enjoyed the album Zander, this one runs along
the same vein, but much more aggressive.
Tracks of note: Out of the Picture starts the album
off right, using a crisp drumbeat and deep, haunting bass
to bring it's message across. Worried is as interesting
as it is disturbing with the oddly timed drumbeats and layered
sounds. Lock has a great rythym and is the one track
that shows the most lingering influence from Zander.
This album is a great listen, even though it is an EP. People
who are not familiar with Scorn or the genre might
be caught off-guard. If you want more information, go to Hymen's
website at: www.klangstabil.com/hymen.
With a furture Scorn album on the horizon, consider
these five tracks as a sample of things to come. An excellent