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Fret - Fret
Fret
Fret
12" | 2019 | US | Original (L.I.E.S.)
12,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Mick Harris (Napalm Death, Scorn) is back on L.I.E.S. with his second ep under his FRET moniker.
Harris who has arguably pioneered the template for industrial techno and dubstep genres again shows us why he is the boss with this ep. Fusing ultra heavy blasted broken drum programming with mutant dubstyle mixing desk techniques, Harris once again creates a sonic black hole which there is no return from. Brief moments of tranquility give way to crushing bursts of metal on metal screams and tortured frequency abuse, as the buried voices try to rise from the wreckage. Once again, this is controlled chaos executed by a master, remorseless electronic music with zero compromise, plain and simple.
Fret - Over Depth
Fret
Over Depth
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Karl)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
MICK HARRIS (SCORN, QUOIT, PAINKILLER) returns after several years of hiatus with ten tracks of blasting landmine bass and interlocking shrapnel rhythms.

I've been asked to write a press piece for the dark lord MICK HARRIS.

Where does one even start? Especially for someone with decades of releases over various solo projects, collaborations and pseudonyms, whether it's doing blast beats in the original NAPALM DEATH to crushing techno brutality as MONRELLA, or savage drum & bass as QUOIT. Then of course there's the mighty SCORN and his numerous collaborations with fellow luminaries such as JOHN ZORN and BILL LASWELL (in PAINKILLER).

Rather than being tied to genres or scenes, MICK HARRIS is one of those producers who creates a whole sonic world uniquely of his own, in which varying tracks, styles and tempos take form, but yet in which everything sounds unmistakably characteristic of the creator. Needless to say his work has influenced legions of producers like SURGEON, REGIS, ONTAL, VATICAN SHADOW / PRURIENT, FAUSTEN, SHAPEDNOISE et al, and pretty much anyone in the world of powerfully dark, abrasive music you could name-drop. And yet after all this time, it is impressive that HARRIS still stands way above his successors and has never been surpassed in his own production/performance game.

After a hiatus of several years, he is back with a new album under the guise of FRET.

Working at a faster tempo than his SCORN material, the FRET project first surfaced years ago on the DOWNWARDS label, rooting it firmly in the dark, industrial and technoid world, and appeared more recently on Tresor (Kern mix by OBJEKT), maintaining the characteristic colossal bass-heaviness and textural depth.

And now a full album on KARLRECORDS, Berlin.

HARRIS fans will be delighted to know that despite the 130 bpm tempo, the newest FRET still resolutely avoids any straight four-on-the-floor kickdrums; every track lurches, stumbles, staggers and charges forth with beats in beautifully broken asymmetry.
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