Cold Spring proudly present the first new album in 14 years from LULL – the pioneering, isolationist dark ambient project of MICK HARRIS (SCORN, FRET, ex-NAPALM DEATH).
LULL was conceived by Mick Harris in 1990, in an attempt to create music that would stretch, if not forsake entirely, the structures of conventional music by developing and exploring sound without beats.
MICK HARRIS ON LULL:
“I finally heard the way of recording, making profound sounds. Lull is purely something I can get lost in, as far as trying to create these imaginary spaces. And that’s what I always tried to do – to create. I’m a lover of sounds. I love collecting sounds. Playing with those sounds using various software until I created something new from that sound. Which for me end being what I call “a droner” or “a drift”, I’d use those to create a piece of music, or a sound-scape. That’s what I’m doing with Lull. Just trying to create soundscapes. And to this day, still, absolutely love doing that”.
THAT SPACE SOMEWHERE:
“I haven’t made Lull records since 2007 so… with this pandemic, I have time on my hands. I’ve used that time, I think, to the best. Going to the music-room is pretty much an everyday thing to me. Which has been the best thing because I’ve not been able to do this since the 90’s when I had various studios… Since the lockdown I had all this time on my hands and I created a lot of good music, which I’m actually happy with.
I’m a fisherman. It gives me a lot of space. It gives me immense pleasure. For me it’s about going to the river. I like moving water. The seasons change, the river changes with the seasons. It clears my mind, gives me ideas, gives me the space to be by myself and with nature… just listening to the sounds around me.
LULL is quite natural for me. It’s an extension of me. Drifting. Just going to darkness. Into a space. LULL is drifting and droning, discovering more and more what can be done with sound. These soundscapes hugely appeal to me”.
Mick Harris interview August 2020, courtesy of Peek-A-Boo Magazine.
1. Range (15:22)
2. Expanse (16:17)
3. Unplumbed (16:25)
4. Way (10:46)