Scorn

Scorn

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BIO

Scorn was created by Mick Harris in 1991. Mick Harris, originally the drummer for seminal death metal band Napalm Death, first started making music with Nik Bullen. When Scorn was first formed it was a strange hybrid of sounds that were described by some as 'ambient metal'. Scorn made 3 albums in this style: Deliverance, Vae Solis, and Colossus. Nik Bullen left Scorn after the album 'Evanescence' in 1994. At the release of 'Evanescence', Scorn had made a distinct shift in musical direction; no more metal elements could be found and it had instead delved deep into a new dubbed-out territory. While it somewhat resembled instrumental dub influenced electronic music, it was lacking the generic 808 synth heavy 'ambient dub' genre elements that were prevalent at that time. Scorn's take on dub was much darker, and had very little in common with reggae or 'chill out' music.  

In a very short period of time following Evanescence, Scorn had manufactured some of the deepest, loudest sub bass tones ever recorded. Incorporating more elements of instrumental rap and hip hop into his dub, sound Scorn released a series of hypnotic low frequency laced head nodding music, Gyral (1996), Logghi Barogghi (1996), and Zander (1997). In 2000, Scorn dropped the 'Greetings from Birmingham' album, which many point to as having a sweeping influence on the future genre of Dubstep; its gurgling distorted sub bass lines and staggered snare drums were an utterly new sound for dub influenced recordings. Next was 'Plan B' and 'Stealth,' both heavy hitters surely destined to destroy a lot of speakers.

As a longtime fan, Robbie is especially excited for 2 exclusive tracks that are soon to be released on an upcoming Scorn RLR 12".

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RELEASES

Scorn - In The Margins 12" (Limited)
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In 2000, Scorn dropped the 'Greetings from Birmingham' album, which many point to as having a sweeping influence on the future genre of Dubstep; its gurgling distorted sub bass lines and staggered snare drums were an utterly new sound for dub influenced recordings. Next was 'Plan B' and 'Stealth,' both heavy hitters surely destined to destroy a lot of speakers. The 2 tracks contained on ?In the Margins? show that Mick Harris/Scorn is still on top of his game, rivaling the in your face impact of other dubstep and grime heavy hitters.


Limited edition of 500 on clear vinyl with full color sleeve featuring original photography by Mick Harris

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