MICK HARRIS as FRET!
(EX - NAPALM DEATH/SCORN, QUOIT, PAINKILLER)
'Where does one even start? Especially for someone with decades of releases over various solo projects, collaborations and pseudonyms, whether it’s creating blast beats as part of the original NAPALM DEATH liner up - to crushing techno brutality as MONRELLA, or savage drum & bass as QUOIT. Then of course there’s the mighty SCORN and his numerous collaborations with fellow luminaries such as JOHN ZORN and BILL LASWELL (in PAINKILLER).
Rather than being tied to genres or scenes, MICK HARRIS is one of those producers who creates a whole sonic world uniquely of his own, in which varying tracks, styles and tempos take form, but yet in which everything sounds unmistakably characteristic of the creator. Needless to say his work has influenced legions of producers like SURGEON, REGIS, ONTAL, VATICAN SHADOW / PRURIENT, FAUSTEN, SHAPEDNOISE et al, and pretty much anyone in the world of powerfully dark, abrasive music you could name-drop. And yet after all this time, it is impressive that HARRIS still stands way above his successors and has never been surpassed in his own production/performance game.
After a hiatus of several years, he is back with a new album under the guise of FRET.
Working at a faster tempo than his SCORN material, the FRET project first surfaced years ago on the DOWNWARDS label, rooting it firmly in the dark, industrial and technoid world, and appeared more recently on Tresor (Kern mix by OBJEKT), maintaining the characteristic colossal bass-heaviness and textural depth.'
We are delighted to have Mick along for an intense and intimate performance at our favorite haunt THE STAR AND GARTER - extra bass reinforcement will be provided by MGS Productions - bring earplugs!
(PLANET MU / MOUTHMOTH)
The myth - the legend that is FROG POCKET has kindly been coaxed down south of the border to play our end of year/5th anniversary party. Scottish born John Charles Wilson dishes up IDM/Electronics whilst utilizing both violin and guitar during his infamous live performances. Full on energy married with incredible musicianship is what caught the attention of Mike Paradinas (U-ziq) who swiftly signed Frog Pocket to his legendary platform PLANET - MU.
Its a privilege to host this extremely rare appearance! Make sure you dont miss out!
'Soft Issues are a two piece band from Leeds formed in 2017. Influenced by the aggressive immediacy associated with punk/hardcore and the works of Gerogerigegege, Masonna and Rusted Shut, they play a mix of harsh noise and drone, making a racket with synths and cheap pedals, over layered with vocals akin to someone being burned at the stake. Subject matters on their first EP (2017) range from the mundanity of life (radiator paint) to being witness to horrific accidents (degloving).'
After their blistering performance at Woodland Gathering V - we just had to bring them back for a full on noise assault to see out the year! Make sure you pick up their self-titled CD/LP which will be out 'winter 2018/2019' via COLD SPRING.
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