1996. A cavernous soundscape composed
of spacious drifts and dense,
rumbling drones. This is the fourth
full-length from Mick Harris under
the Lull moniker. Hypnotic journeys
into the abyss...|
"Imagine the emotional power of Thomas Köner combined
with the oppressive disquiet of Lustmord, and you will be well on
your way to describing the sounds of Lull, the dark ambient side
project of metal and experimental artist Mick Harris. On
Continue, Harris creates one hour-long piece, carving out a frozen
landscape of powerful proportions.
Deep, low wind tunnel sounds, high feedback tones, rumbling
white noise and more combine to produce a continuous
soundscape with subtle and not-so-subtle variations running
through it. The one annoying tendency Harris has is to allow a sound to slowly build up, then vanish
suddenly. This tactic is not so bad in and of itself, but it is used repetitively and its attention-grabbing
obviousness detracts slightly from the deep ambience of the piece. Mostly, however, Harris's
creations are near-perfect icicles of sound.
Listeners who are looking for more dynamic music might be disappointed; this is one continuous
track, with the same sounds appearing throughout the work. Those who find it repetative, though,
should listen closer. Subtle shifts in the layering of the sounds provide a wide range of developments
which make for intriguing deep listening.
Continue is an album of excellent dark ambience with its few faults overshadowed by the sheer
sense of power and beauty it produces in the listener."
--Ujamaa's Ambient Experience