Scorn

Profile:
Electronic project from Birmingham, England, UK. Formed in 1991 as a duo project of former Napalm Death members Mick Harris and Nik Bullen. In their early years Scorn was often associated with industrial and experimental music. After the departure of Nik Bullen in April 1995, Scorn became a solo project of Mick Harris, and the music mostly offers minimalist beats with deep bass lines, often resembling dub and trip-hop in structure.

Session/live musicians:
Justin K Broadrick - guitars (1991-1992, on "Vae Solis" album)
James Plotkin - guitar, guitar synth (1994, on "Evanescence" album and live)
Pat McCahan - live guitars (1992)

Project was stopped in in May 1997, but started again in March 2000. Then it was stopped for the second time in November 2011, but officially started again in January 2019.

Current members:
Mick Harris - electronics (1991-1997, 2000-2011, 2019-present), drums (1991-1993)

Former members:
Nicholas Bullen - vocals, bass, electronics (1991-1995)
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Albums

88561-1112-4 Vae Solis — Scorn Scorn Vae Solis (Album) Earache 88561-1112-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
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TFCK-88629 Colossus — Scorn Scorn Colossus (Album) Earache TFCK-88629 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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MOSH 113CD - IRS 99.113 Evanescence — Scorn Scorn Evanescence (Album) Earache MOSH 113CD - IRS 99.113 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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SCORN CD1 Ellipsis — Scorn Scorn Ellipsis (Album) Scorn Recordings SCORN CD1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
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SCORN CD2 Gyral — Scorn Scorn Gyral (Album) Scorn Recordings SCORN CD2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
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MOSH158CD Logghi Barogghi — Scorn Scorn Logghi Barogghi (Album) Scorn Recordings MOSH158CD Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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INV 113 CD Whine — Scorn (scorn)* Whine (Album) KK Records INV 113 CD US 1997 Sell This Version
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INV 076 CD, inv076cd Zander — Scorn Scorn Zander (Album) KK Records INV 076 CD, inv076cd US 1997 Sell This Version
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¥712 Greetings From Birmingham — Scorn Scorn Greetings From Birmingham (Album) Hymen Records ¥712 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
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¥722 Plan B — Scorn Scorn Plan B (Album) Hymen Records ¥722 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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vivo 2004 011CD List Of Takers (Versions And More) — Scorn Scorn List Of Takers (Versions And More) (Album) Vivo vivo 2004 011CD Poland 2004 Sell This Version
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6M OHM Stealth — Scorn Scorn Stealth (Album) Jarring Effects, Jarring Effects, Ad Noiseam, Ad Noiseam 6M OHM US 2007 Sell This Version
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16M OHM Refuse;Start Fires — Scorn Scorn Refuse;Start Fires (Album) Ohm Resistance 16M OHM US 2010 Sell This Version
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52M OHM Cafe Mor — Scorn Scorn Cafe Mor (Album) Ohm Resistance 52M OHM US 2019 Sell This Version
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61M OHM The Only Place — Scorn Scorn The Only Place (Album) Ohm Resistance 61M OHM US 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

MOSH 78CD Deliverance — Scorn Scorn Deliverance (Single) Earache MOSH 78CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
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MOSH061T Lick Forever Dog — Scorn Scorn Lick Forever Dog (EP, Maxi) Earache MOSH061T UK 1991 Sell This Version
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MOSH93T White Irises Blind — Scorn Scorn White Irises Blind Earache MOSH93T UK 1993 Sell This Version
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DE008 Lament — Scorn Scorn Lament(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Dying Earth Records DE008 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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MOSH122TPRO Silver Rain Fell — Scorn Scorn Featuring Meat Beat Manifesto Scorn Featuring Meat Beat Manifesto - Silver Rain Fell (Single) Earache MOSH122TPRO UK 1994 Sell This Version
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SCORN 2T PRO Stairway — Scorn Scorn Stairway(12", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd, Promo) Scorn Recordings SCORN 2T PRO UK 1995 Sell This Version
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SCORN DJPRO 1 Falling / The End (Remixes) — Scorn Scorn Falling / The End (Remixes)(12", Promo) Scorn Recordings SCORN DJPRO 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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DOSS 12 003 Leave It Out — Scorn Scorn Leave It Out Possible DOSS 12 003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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¥710 Imaginaria Award EP — Scorn Scorn Imaginaria Award EP (EP) Hymen Records ¥710 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
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¥036 Governor — Scorn Scorn Governor (EP) Hymen Records ¥036 Germany 2002 Sell This Version

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pijnappel

pijnappel

July 20, 2019
I first came across Scorn when a friend was playing the Imaginaria Award EP many moons ago. I quickly fell in love with his two Hymen albums 'Plan B' and 'Greetings from Birmingham.' They are both total class and still sound amazing, the sort of record I'll stick on when I don't want to listen to anything else. They are slow and heavy. I don't know what else to say. Dubstep obviously got influenced by whatever the hell Scorn was up to back then.
Anyone checking Mick Harris' back catalogue cannot fail to be impressed, there's lots to explore including a drum n bass project. I've seen him live once at Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, it was awesome! Now after releasing some brutal music as Fret, Harris is back as Scorn in 2019.. 'Feather' is amazing. Whilst the Fret releases are brutal, 'Feather' is more ruminative. None of this makes any sense unless you sit down and listen to it. Cheers Mick, may you catch many more fish!
anton.hystrix

anton.hystrix

November 23, 2017
After listening to all catalogue I can only say "Well, at least he tried" :) The music itself is not bad but it's all the same drummy dubby excursions, style and sound doesn't change even for a bit through all these years. Yes, there vere couple of good basslines on Logghi Barogghi but the tracks are forgotten instantly and I can't even name them. The only release I really enjoyed was not even Scorn :) It was Ellipsis, the amazing collection of Scorn music remixes made by the masters. Now that's what I call quality, especially liked Coil, Bill Laswell and Scanner adaptations.

But I would be wrong if I didn't mention one of my favorite dark ambient albums made by mr. Harris and Bill Laswell - Somnific Flux. I highly recommend it, reviewed it separately: https://www.discogs.com/M-J-Harris-Bill-Laswell-Somnific-Flux/release/9699943. If I didn't know that one I wouldn't even try to check Scorn discography.
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