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M.J. Harris, Martyn Bates - Murder Ballads (The Complete Collection)


Tracklist


1The Cruel Mother11:24
2The Fowler18:32
3 Passages
4The Death Of Polly14:09
5Sheaf And Knife12:07
6Lucy Wan14:39
7Long Lankin16:05
8The Banks Of Fordie13:07
9 Drift
10The Bonny Hind12:11
11 Incest Songs
12The Bramble Briar13:27
13Edward17:41
14The Murder Of Maria Marten17:33
15The Two Brothers17:09

Credits


  • Artwork, DesignMartyn Bates
  • Composed By, ProducerMartyn Bates, M.J. Harris
  • Illustration [Illustrations]Laurence Houseman
  • Layout [Domestic Layout]David Babbitt
  • Recorded By, Mixed ByM.J. Harris

Notes


Murder Ballads is a three-CD set reissuing the trilogy of Drift , Passages and Incest Songs previously put out by Mick Harris (Scorn) and Martyn Bates (Eyeless in Gaza) on Musica Maxima Magnetica.

The main catalog number on the spine of the CD case is "inv127". The individual numbers on each CD face are "INV127A", "INV127B" and "INV127C". The engravings on the CDs list the catalog numbers as "INV00127D1", "INV00127D2" and "INV00127D3".

Barcodes


  • Barcode: 63764201272
  • Other (Category Face CD 1): INV127A
  • Other (Category Face CD 2): INV127B
  • Other (Category Face CD 3): INV127C
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): INV00127D1 1-1-1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L044
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): ifpi 1631
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): INV00127D2 1-1-2
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L044
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): ifpi 163B
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): INV00127D3 1-1-3
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3): IFPI L044
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): ifpi 1634

Companies


  • Licensed From – Musica Maxima Magnetica
  • Published By – Copyright Control

Video


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M.J. Harris, Martyn Bates - Murder Ballads (The Complete Collection)
Performer: M.J. Harris, Martyn Bates
Genre: Electro
Title: Murder Ballads (The Complete Collection)
Country: US
Released: 17 Nov 1998
Style: Ambient
MP3 album: 2572 mb
FLAC album: 1917 mb
Source: CD, Album, Reissue CD, Album, Reissue CD, Album, Reissue All Media, Compilation
№ Cat: inv127
Label: Invisible

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M.J. Harris is just one of the monikers of the prolific Mick Harris. As the original drummer for grindcore godfathers Napalm Death, the musical direction he has pursued since leaving that seminal band may come to some as a surprise. While Napalm Death pummeled its listeners with lightning speed and aggression, much of Harris’s current output takes a completely opposite approach. ND’s sub-one-minute noise blurs have evolved into floating soundscapes that more often than not stretch past the ten-minute mark.

One of Mick’s first post-Napalm Death project was Scorn. This project's first album, Vae Solis, was released in 1992 and featured fellow ND alumnae, Justin Broadrick, frontman and co-founder of the colossal musical juggernaut, Godflesh. While Vae Solis played very much in the grindcore vein, fleeting glimpses of Harris’ future musical vision appeared in tunes like "On Ice" and "Heavy Blood". Both these songs would be later featured on the excellent Lick Forever Dog EP, the remixes featured on this 4-track disc tipping their hat even more in the beat-ambient-isolationist direction.

1993’s Journey Through Underworlds marked the first release by another of Mick’s projects, Lull. Focusing on darker, more isolationist ambience, Lull abandoned percussion almost completely, preferring rumbling, distant bass and slowly evolving, floating textures. Future releases, such as 1996’s Continue (featuring a single, 62-minute track), would push this idea even further. Mick continued to champion this style of production when he teamed with Martyn Bates, formerly of the 80s pop duo Eyeless in Gaza, to create Murder Ballads.

Originally released between 1994 and 1998 as 3 separate albums (Drift, Passages, and Incest Songs), this three-disc set is an almost definitive example of dark ambience. Each of these chilling, beatless texture pieces centers around Bates’ almost feminine vocals. As the title of the compilation suggests, the songs are inspired by (and seemingly modeled after) traditional English folk murder ballads. There are tales of the soon-to-be-married woman murdered by her fiancé ("The Death Of Polly"), the mother killing her two babies with a penknife ("The Cruel Mother"), the woman accusing her lover of the murder of her brother ("Edward"), and more gory tales in this vein. The subject matter is somewhat of a return to form for Bates, who grew up in England during the folk boom of the 1960s.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this collection is how Bates’ vocals interact with and compliment Harris’ sinister drones and clatters. While it’s easy to concentrate on the lyrics and Bates’ calculated delivery, there are many hypnotic instrumental breaks that allow Harris to display his talents for soundcraft. The placement of the vocals in the overall mix is key. They stand at the front and are, with the exception of occasional reverb, almost completely untreated, immediately grabbing the listener’s attention while moody synths and rumbles swirl about, yet remaining firmly anchored to, the vocal.

In all, this is a stellar example of dark music. The unsettling topics, presented in Bates’ almost crooning style, coupled with Harris bleak, nightmarish sonics, make for a starkly beautiful listen. Fall asleep to this and bad dreams will ensue.