Scorn ‎– Zander

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Twitcher 5:32
Well Sorted 6:02
Strand 6:13
Wreck Shop 5:39
Check The Sonic 6:15
Flick 6:19
Those Who Know 1:04
Not Answering 5:03
416 8:20

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
kk 152 Scorn Zander(CD, Album) KK Records kk 152 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
kk 152 Scorn Zander(2xLP, Album) KK Records kk 152 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
INV 076 CD, inv076cd Scorn Zander(CD, Album) Invisible, Invisible INV 076 CD, inv076cd US 1997 Sell This Version
none Scorn Zander(9xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 128) Invisible none 2000

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June 3, 2012
referencing Zander, CD, Album, kk 152
The next chapter in the SCORN story seems to plough the furrow of uncompromising Ambient Dub which started with "Gyral" right down to the bedrock and perhaps beyond. MICK HARRIS had set course into regions where experimentalism was held foremost over the need to feed the already-established audience what they craved and understood. After the painful birth of the sample-heavy post-NAPALM DEATH debut album, through the commercially-lauded third album, SCORN had forged themselves a unique sound. The sudden whiplash direction change into regions where repetition was not always guaranteed and predictable must have taken most of their followers by surprise - stripped rhythms, faltering and stumbling as if pumped full of designer drugs, they were by no stretch of the imagination 'easy', and so the kudos garnered in the commercial quarters of the music industry was atrophied, replaced instead by a growing respect among the underground scene, who rejoiced in it's often unpredictable nature. "ZandER" consists of deceptively simple, almost metronomic drum patterns, and crawling black reptile bassline, over which noises are layered like diaphanous decorations - fragile nouveau cuisine over frugal but sustaining meat & veg. Simple in effect, but steeped in dark drama atmosphere. As a soundscape, it equals Holland or the Fens in the UK - flat & spatial, each view changing the vista minimally, yet with something new to perceive if you care to focus through the apparent simplicity.........

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.