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Scorn: Zander

  1. Twitcher
  2. Well Sorted
  3. Strand
  4. Wreck Shop
  5. Check The Sonic
  6. Flick
  7. Those Who Know
  8. Not Answering
  9. 416

While definitely the shortest to date, this new Scorn album, oddly named after a type of fish, isn't something Mick Harris fans will want to miss. Gone are the sampled vocal arrangements and subdued tones of "Logghi Barogghi" and instead Mick has decided to returned to a more dub type of sound similar in many respects to "Gyral". A few of the tracks remain ultra minimalistic as if paying some respects to the pain endured by Mick when he was on Earache Records. The remainder of the tracks play around with some of the most unique sounds that have appeared on a Scorn record to date, with the traditional 4/4 or 3/4 kick drum beat percolating around in the background. The only things that I miss on this record are some of the stronger ambient dub pieces that Mick used to compose in the past. Instead he has chosen to move on to a new sound and has incorporated many fundamental elements popular in the thriving drum and bass movement in England. "Zander" while definitely not Scorn's strongest record, exhibits a positive musical transition that can only lead to good things in the future.

Scorn is: Mick Harris

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