October 5, 2021

A much admired classic of minimal, isolationist and alienating drone/dark ambient electronics from Mick Harris (Scorn, Fret, ex-Napalm Death), Moments is a staggeringly beautiful album of glacial sub-bass sounds and deep, thunderous tones with subtle shifts.

Originally released as a 99-track continuous CD in 1998 by Relapse, it is now presented on vinyl for the very first time by Cold Spring in a stunning 2xLP format pressed on 180gm brown (500 copies) and black (250 copies) vinyl and housed in a textured gatefold sleeve. It has also been expanded to 100 cuts with bonus material from the original recording sessions.

Harris had begun Lull in 1990 after leaving the grindcore act Napalm Death. Acquiring a sampler, a 4-track recorder and a reverb pedal, he set about creating dark ambient music and released five albums and several EPs prior to Moments.

“Tectonic rumblings and icy sound slivers move and swirl around each other, slipping into spaces between the molecules which make up your physical body and then break it apart in preparation for rearrangement. Moments of expansive emptiness and claustrophobic terror overlap one another and then overcome your mind as you journey through this bleak void of sound. At one moment warm and organic, the next, slowly slipping into a machine-like coldness to freeze and paralyze… Sound as a vehicle to bring you through that doorway towards dimensions previously unknown. Hypnotic and soothing with a lingering sense of dread throughout” (Carrion Kind)

Cold Spring website