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Previously known as the drummer for extreme metallers Napalm Death and later Scorn, Mick Harris has taken his brutal, uncompromising approach into his work under the Fret name too. This self-titled EP is his second for L.I.E.S. Four tracks of crushing industrial techno with brief tranquil moments, but not too many.

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4-track 12" EP on L.I.E.S.

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9/10 Ant Staff review, 30 April 2019

Jesus wept man, the Richter scale just imploded… As ever, Mick Harris (Scorn, Lull, Monrella, Quoit etc.) is in a league of his own with his second EP as Fret for Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S. label.

There are few pleasures in life greater than having tracks like these impacting the body, full blast, absolutely devouring you, totally submitting to them and letting them dissolve yer atoms. I’ve got chicken skin, am having trouble keeping my bobbing head still to actually type words, and every few bars I can feel my face contorting and twisting into an involuntary gurn like grimace. All four tracks are certified MURDERATION and make 99.9% of dark, heavy, banging techno sound puny and insipid by comparison. If Mecha Godzilla were a DJ, he’d be caning this. I mean, is it even technically possible for music to be heavier? These tracks are ferocious but far from just relentlessly tough bangin’ numbskull fodder - they are DEEP, cavernous environments created through his impulsive dubwise production.

From the first jab to the solar plexus of the opening beat of ‘Slowly Moving In’ there’s an unreal weight to these productions. Each kick drum is like a burning planet falling from the sky and landing on yer noggin’, the metallic percussion sharper and deadlier than any Samurai blade known to man. And WTF is that BASS? Is that the actual voice of GOD?? Been hammering these tracks for a while now and every time they take my breath away.

If there’s a more gloriously demolishing techno record out in 2019 please let me know cuz this is a freakin’ brain squisher. Think Caustic Window in dub and you're halfway there.



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