Scorn has hit a new level since last year’s groundbreaking “Refuse; Start Fires”. After 4 years of rolling out beats and darkness at an even lower tempo, “Yossa” highlights just how well Mick Harris (ex-Napalm Death, Painkiller, Lull, Quoit) has been able to adapt and persevere.
Once again collaborating with live drummer Ian “Yan” Treacy, this 4 track EP is inspired by the bleakness and desperation of the “The Boys From the Blackstuff” shorts of the 1980s and the title character Yosser Hughes.
Treacy blasts and smashes thru “Piper” in full highlight mode, as Harris dubs and drops major bass. The rest of the album is Harris’ electronic shooting range, taking aim and layering on the bleakest of the bleak – no hope and no help coming during the dark era of the films inspiring this EP.
Artwork by Khomatech www.khomatech.com