Real Name:
Michael John Harris
Closely allied with post-industrial dub terrorists such as Bill Laswell, Techno Animal, James Plotkin, Robert Musso, and Anton Fier, Birmingham-based artist Mick Harris is something of a study in extremes. A drummer with noted death metal outfit Napalm Death through the group's late-'80s and early-'90s heyday, Harris began experimenting with monochrome ambient and dub styles toward the tail end of his association with that group. Releasing material through Earache as Scorn (his ambient dub aegis) and through Sentrax as Lull, in addition to other sporadic projects, his genre-spanning activities have done much to jar the minds, expectations, and record collections of audiences previously kept aggressively opposed. Scorn and Lull, along with John Zorn's experimental jazz-dubcore outfit Pain Killer, have remained Harris' primary ongoing projects, although one-off collaborations with the likes of James Plotkin, Nicholas Bullen, Bill Laswell, and Martyn Bates are common. Harris formed Scorn in 1991 in collaboration with bassist Nick Bullen, incorporating elements of ambient, industrial, dub, rock, and hip-hop. The group (though pared back to just Harris following Evanescence) has released a number of increasingly well-received full-length recordings, including the remix LP Ellipsis, which features outbound reworkings by the likes of Coil, Autechre, Laswell, and Germ. Harris' solo work as Lull focuses on darker, more "isolationist" ambient soundscapes, some of which have been reissued domestically by Laswell's now-defunct Subharmonic imprint.
In Groups:
Mick Harris - Somnific Flux album art M.J. Harris* & Bill Laswell M.J. Harris* & Bill Laswell - Somnific Flux (Album) Sentrax US 1995 Sell This Version
ASP 0963 Mick Harris - Collapse album art James Plotkin · Mick Harris James Plotkin · Mick Harris - Collapse(CD, Album) Asphodel, Sombient ASP 0963 US 1996 Sell This Version
Mick Harris - Overload Lady album art Mick Harris, Eraldo Bernocchi Mick Harris, Eraldo Bernocchi - Overload Lady (Album) Sub Rosa Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
Mick Harris - Total Station album art Mick Harris & Eraldo Bernocchi Mick Harris & Eraldo Bernocchi - Total Station (Album) Sub Rosa Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
Mick Harris - Shortcut To Connect album art Mick Harris & Neil Harvey Mick Harris & Neil Harvey - Shortcut To Connect (Album) Sub Rosa Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
SOL 85 CD Mick Harris - Mesmeric Enabling Device album art Nigel Ayers, John Everall, Mick Harris Nigel Ayers, John Everall, Mick Harris - Mesmeric Enabling Device(CD, Album) Soleilmoon Recordings SOL 85 CD US 1999 Sell This Version
HSH04 Mick Harris - Bad Roads, Young Drivers album art Mark Spybey & Mick Harris Mark Spybey & Mick Harris - Bad Roads, Young Drivers(CD, Album) Hushush HSH04 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
HSH 05 Mick Harris - Dys album art Mick Harris & Ambre Mick Harris & Ambre - Dys(CD, Album) Hushush HSH 05 Canada 2001 Sell This Version