mick harris + neil harvey

Shortcut To Connect

CD jewel case


From 1997 to 1998, in two years only, Mick Harris has released 3 albums and 2 EPs for Sub Rosa, two in collaboration with Eraldo Bernocchi, one with Neil Harvey (PCM). Shortcut to Connect was published in late 1998.

Michael John Harris started out in the 1980s as a drummer working with various punk rock and grindcore bands (most notably- pioneering grindcore band Napalm Death); as a drummer he is generally credited with popularizing the blast beat, which has since become a key component of much of extreme metal and grindcore. Since the mid-1990s, Harris has worked primarily in electronic and ambient music, his main projects being Scorn and Lull. According to Allmusic, Harris's "genre-spanning activities have done much to jar the minds, expectations, and record collections of audiences previously kept aggressively opposed." While in Napalm Death, Harris also played drums for Doom and Extreme Noise Terror, and participated in a side project with Mitch Harris called Defecation, which produced two records, Purity Dilution and Intention Surpassed, through Nuclear Blast, but this last one just with Mitch Harris.

Formed in 1990 by Nik Wells and Neil Harvey, PCM have carved their own niche in the Bham underground scene with their uncompromisingly "dark" take on drum and bass. Combining nitrous-fuelled beats with dirty, subsonic basslines, they have recorded for labels such as Law and Auder, Possible and Manifold (USA), as well as remixing fellows Brummies Scorn and Pram.


01 Pod (Mix) 5:19
02 Whistler (Mix) 5:20
03 Not Found 6:55
04 Quiver 6:09
05 Papers 5:54
06 Pull 6:21
07 Whistler 10:21
08 Had It 6:01
09 Pod 5:58