Tenebrous Mitchell: Nima Tehranchi (guitar); Pete Spiby (slide guitar); Alex Brown, Tony Ash (bass guitar); Steve Gullick.
Personnel: Tony Ash (guitar, mandolin, Fender Rhodes piano); Steve Gullick (guitar, harmonica, organ).
Recording information: 2006.
Tenebrous Mitchell is the coming together of British post-rock outfit Tenebrous (aka Tenebrous Liar) with Scottish poet and spoken word artist Gerry Mitchell. An odd but deeply affecting blend of spooky atmospherics and Mitchell's heavily accented spoken vocals, THE HAVERING takes multiple listens to absorb, but the cumulative effect is overpowering. Echoes of Mogwai, the Arab Strap, and even Scottish comic poet Ivor Cutler hang over THE HAVERING, but songs such as the brief, quiet "Hawkers Heart" and the howling "Sludgebound" are utterly unique.