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Performer: Russell Mills / Undark
Title: Pearl + Umbra
Style: Abstract, Trip Hop, Ambient
Year 2000
Country Russia
Label Instinct Records , Limited Edition
Catalog Number INS-501-2
Genre: Electronic
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 924
MP3 size: 1154 mb
Record From: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release

Russell Mills / Undark - Pearl + Umbra mp3


1Canyon: Split Asunder
Vocals [Quicksilver] – Emma Townshend
2Golden Hair
Lyrics By [From A Poem] – James JoyceVocals [Golden], Harmonium [Pearl River] – Clodagh SimondsWritten-By [Based On And Inspired By] – Syd Barrett
3All Wise Fly (Grapes And Bones)
Cornet [Ribbon] – Graham HaynesDrums [Tonge] – Derek Hook
4Causes Cause Causes
Bass [Curve] – Huw CostinGuitar [Root Guiter] – Thurston MooreVoice [Muted Howls] – Peter Gabriel
5Rooms Of The Sixteen Shimmers
Engineer [David Sylvian's Vocals] – David KentKeyboards [Desert] – Harold BuddMusical Box, Harmonium [Pearl River] – Sam Mills Singing Bowls [Cloud Bowls], Musical Box – Ann MillsVocals [Mirror] – Hamish MackintoshVocals [Shimmer] – David SylvianWritten-By – Sylvian, Mills, Smyth
6Heaven Dips
Guitar [Lava] – Ildefonso AguilarSynthesizer – Declan ColganSynthesizer [Murmur Moog] – Samuel AguilarVocals [Wind] – Sussan Deyhim
7Gleam And Drag
Keyboards [Shining] – Jonny Tomlinson
8Swallow Crystals
Drums [Cruising] – John Aitken
9Cage Of Air
Guitar [Exocet] – Mitsuo TateOrgan [Thomas Californian (Plank)] – Jan Walton
10Shed Lustre
Vocals [Lucent] – Ali FosterWritten-By – Guthrie, Mills, Smyth
11All Wise Fly (Pneuma)
Cornet [Ribbon] – Graham HaynesDrums [Tonge] – Derek Hook
12A Swoon In Amber
Musical Box, Harmonium [Pearl River] – Sam Mills Singing Bowls [Cloud Bowls], Musical Box – Ann Mills


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BELLACD13Russell Mills / Undark Pearl + Umbra ‎(CD, Album)Bella UnionBELLACD13UK1999
noneRussell Mills / Undark Pearl + Umbra ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Not On LabelnoneRussia2000
bellacd13pRussell Mills / Undark Pearl + Umbra ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Bella Unionbellacd13pUK1999
INS-501-2, INS501-2Russell Mills / Undark Pearl + Umbra ‎(CD, Album)Instinct Records, Instinct RecordsINS-501-2, INS501-2US2000


  • Acoustic Guitar [Liquid Acoustic Guiter]Ian McCullough
  • Art Direction, Design [Shed]Russell Mills
  • Bass [Bear Basses]Bill Laswell
  • Design [Assistance], Artwork [Image Melts, Storm]Michael Webster
  • Effects [Bunker Emissions]Graham Lewis
  • Effects [Canine Breaths]Tony McSweeney
  • Effects [Chameleon Drifts]Roger Eno
  • Effects [Nifty Digits, Reliable Surprise]Tom Smyth
  • Effects [Splinters]Mark Clifford
  • Effects [Touchstone Sonics]Brian Eno
  • Effects [Vibrating Ether]Paul Schütze
  • EngineerTom Smyth
  • Engineer [Additional]Michael Webster, Mike Fearon, Mitsuo Tate
  • Guitar [Honey Guitars]Robin Guthrie
  • Guitar [Infinite Guitare]Michael Brook
  • Guitar [Mirage Guitars], Drums [Fulcrum Beats]Eraldo Bernocchi
  • Guitar [Stealth Guitars]Mike Fearon
  • Mastered ByWalter Coelho
  • Mixed ByMike Fearon, Robin Guthrie, Russell Mills, Tom Smyth
  • Other [Sonic Mandarin] – Robin Guthrie
  • PaintingRussell Mills
  • Photography ByAndrew Morris , David Buckland
  • Producer [Sculpted And Produced]Russell Mills, Tom Smyth
  • Sampler [Radium Samples]Hector Zazou
  • Technician [Studio Assistant]Jody Roberts, Mitsuo Tate
  • Voice [Catalytic Conversations, Nervous Words], Temple Bells, Guitar [Knife], Sampler, Other [Uncertain Wires, Blood, State Blasting, Organic Flotsam, Industrial Jetsam], Drums [Steel And Skin Beats], Singing Bowls [Cloud Bowls], Musical Box [Musix Boxes]Russell Mills


Recorded at September Sound studios, London, The Shed studio, Ambleside. Edited at Square Centre studio, Nottingham. David Sylvian's vocals on 'Rooms Of The Sixteen Shimmers' recorded at Prairie Sun studios, California. Mastered at Masterpiece, London

Published by copyright control except:
'Rooms Of The Sixteen Shimmers' published by copyright control/Opium (Arts) Ltd.
'Shed Lustre' published by copyright control/Sony ATV Music
'Golden Hair' is based on and inspired by Syd Barrett version from the album 'The Madcap Laughs'. The Lyric of 'Golden Hair' is from a poem by James Joyce

Unlicensed re-issue of the original Instinct Records label release.

"Limited Edition" logo on front & back covers.

Release pretends to be manufactured under license and contains the following text in Russian on the back cover:
Лицензионное соглашение РАО. Охраняется законом РФ об авторском праве. Копирование тиража без письменного разрешения издателя запрещено. Нарушители преследуются в судебном порядке.

Packaged in a Jewel case + 4-page booklet (full color inserts).
Catalog# MUSIC 0002 taken from CD matrix.
Catalog# INS-501-2 taken from CD face.


  • Matrix / Runout: MUSIC 0002
  • Other (Catalog# on CD): INS-501-2


  • Manufactured By – Unknown (MUSIC) – MUSIC 0002
  • Recorded At – September Sound
  • Recorded At – The Shed
  • Edited At – Square Centre Studios
  • Recorded At – Prairie Sun Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – masterpiece
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Published By – Opium (Arts) Ltd.
  • Published By – Sony / ATV Music Publishing
  • Licensed From – РАО



Russell Mills' Pearl & Umbra fuses world music, electronic, and rock influences into intense, predominantly instrumental songs like the droning, percussive Swallow Crystals, the tribal, passionate Canyon: Split Asunder, and the jazzy, brass-driven All Wise Fly Pneuma. The album also features contributions from like-minded musicians such as Bill Laswell, Harold Budd, Roger Eno, Paul Schutze, Robin Guthrie, and Brian Eno. Canyon: Split Asunder 6:05 Swallow Crystals 5:07 Rooms Of The Sixteen Shimmers 4:28 All Wise Fly Pneuma 3:49 Shed Lustre 6:27 A Swoon In Amber 5:48 Mills is a British artist who was born in Ripon, Yorkshire, United Kingdom in 1952. He has produced record covers and book covers for Brian Eno, the Cocteau Twins, Michael Nyman, David Sylvian, Peter Gabriel, and Nine Inch Nails. As a recording artist he has collaborated with many musicians, for example David Sylvian, Ian McCulloch and Peter Gabriel. He has released 3 CDs with his recording project Undark, one of them on the British ambient label Em:t Records. The last, Pearl Umbra was. Visualizza riconoscimenti, recensioni, tracks e compra questa la 1999 CDpubblicazione di Pearl Umbra su free to Russell Mills Pearl Umbra Canyon: Split Asunder, Swallow Crystals and more. 12 tracks 61:13. Released at September 27, 1999. Release date: September 27, 1999. Type: CD. Catalogue: BELLACD 13. Second Undark album, a project by Russell Mills. Tracklist: Canyon: Split Asunder. Swallow Chrystals. Rooms Of The Sixteen Shimmers David Sylvian vocals. All Wise Fly pneuma. Shed Lustre. Pearl Umbra. Russell Mills Format: Audio CD. The album is also too reliant on two major things: drum patterns, and airy ambiance. These are two ranges of instrumentation that, although can go quite far, eventually lead to a place of predictability. I first heard Russell Mills and his composite band, Undark, on a Bella Union Records sampler-the label started by former Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde. The track Mills included, Cage of Air, stood out from most of the other tracks on the sampler, so I eagerly awaited the copy of Pearl & Umbra, Mills' debut CD, I'd ordered from . Russell Mills. Released 1999. Pearl Umbra Tracklist. Rooms of the Sixteen Shimmers Lyrics. Golden Hair Lyrics. About Pearl Umbra. Pearl Umbra Q&A. RUSSELL MILLSUNDARK Pearl Umbra 1999 UK 12-track CD album, includes Rooms Of The Sixteen Shimmers featuring vocals by David Sylvian, plus musical contributions from Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Kevin Shields by Russell Mills. Canyon: Split Asunder. Swallow Crystals. Rooms of the Sixteen Shimmers. All Wise Fly Pneuma. A Swoon in Amber. Causes Cause Causes. Heaven Dips. Cage of Air. Golden Hair. All Wise Fly Grapes and Bones. Gleam and Drag. search for Russell Mills , Pearl Umbra