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.
Matt-laminate digipak with majestic artwork by Abby Helasdottir (Gydja).
"Though this is dark ambient, the tone here is more meditative than menacing, something the name of the project has always made obvious and which always set Harris' work apart" (The Sleeping Shaman)
"The first really minimal music I encountered that really captivated me... It seems to exist somewhere on the threshold between consciousness and the unconscious" (Aaron Turner).
released December 2, 2022
Created & Mixed by Mick Harris during June 2020.
Graphic Design by Abby Helasdottir.
Mastered by Martin Bowes (Cage Studios)
"Harris pushes the notion of droning, cavernous reverb to the point of almost granular focus... It could best be described as watching a satellite, or meteorite, slowly spinning aimlessly through the dark void of space, detached, and yet somehow imbued with a serene sense of beauty... a cinematic submersive experience" (The Sleeping Shaman)
"If ever you were curious to know what 'dark ambient' is about, this (and any other record by) Lull is the most explicit definition you can get... This music has a slow cadence that is very much similar to a quiet sea... These waves roll into your living room with great ease and comfort. Sit back, close your eyes and listen... beauty unfolds" (Vital Weekly)
"As the title suggests, this is a place, a space somewhere outside of this time and space in which to lose one's self. Recommended for fans of Thomas Köner's isolationist works, Nurse With Wound's 'Soliloquy for Lilith' and the Eraserhead soundtrack" (Norman Records)
"That Space Somewhere invita a la reflexión por las hipnóticas atmósferas musicales... un álbum para en soledad, y con la mirada observando el horizonte... Un estilo dark ambient de carácter innovador donde los planos drone configuran este espacio para que el melómano lo recorra mentalmente de extremo a extremo hasta su nebuloso final... su álbum más radiante, individualista, y trascendente." (Lux Atenea)
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