Scorn – Ellipsis – Review

Scorn

Ellipsis (Earache)
by Lex Marburger

My pick for the month.

Scorn‘s Ellipsis is a follow-up remix album of Evanescence, which would have been my pick for whichever month it was released. Dark industrial dub music has been molded in these CDs, a heavy Laswell influence pervading the efforts of Michael Harris (Painkiller) and Nick Bullen, hypnotic grooves and ethereal sounds, bass lines like a river, drums like tribal sex. It hits you heavy, with a flow of warm honey that caresses your body, gently pushing your limbs to sway and pulse. The ground is spongy, heavily soaked with wine and blood, cannibalistic roses grow out from it, thorns twitching in the red haze of the setting sun. You take the last cigarette out of its pack, fumbling with the lighter, until the burning stick sucks itself into your lungs, aching your throat and curling your lips. Strange prehistoric birds circle above, faint inhuman cries reaching your ears as your boots cross the thick terrain. A grove of strangely stunted trees twists in the chill wind, seeping through your clothes in a liquid fashion, slipping up and down your skin as if it were alive. It’s a place of danger, a feeling of raw sex, a comfortable desolation. A place you want to return to, if you can.

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