Russell Mills

Russell Mills
Published at August 15, 2014

Artist, musician

1952 – Born Ripon, Yorkshire.
1970-71 – Canterbury College of Art.
1971-74 – Maidstone College of Art.
1974-77 – Royal College of Art.

Mills is an artist of paradox. Painter, designer, illustrator, video artist, stage set designer, teacher, musician, catalyst – always open to moving into new territories and to collaborate with artists working in different disciplines from his own, his work defies categories and disconcerts.

Known primarily for his intoxicatingly rich and texturally organic images and his hugely influential album and bookcovers, his work incorporates and spans all creative possibilities. Given such an openness, Mills is no stranger to the world of music.

Since the early 80’s his installations have invariably employed multi-layered sound pieces; he has collaborated on numerous experimental live and recorded projects ( with Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis ex-wire ) ; performed live with Japanese artist/noisemaker Shinro Ohtake ; created soundworks and sets for the UK’s most consistently original choreographer Siobhan Davies and the London Contemporary Dance Theatre. For the past ten years he has been responsible for creating sets and light sculptures for Annual Visual Music Festival held in a series of subterranean volcanic caves in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.
(from the bella union bio)

Russell Mills: Selected Biography

1952 Born Ripon, Yorkshire.
1970-71 Canterbury College of Art.
1971-74 Maidstone College of Art.
1974-77 Royal College of Art.

One Person Exhibitions / Installations

1980 Fine Lines, Thumb Gallery, London.
1983 returns an echo …, Curwen Gallery, London.
1983 returns an echo …, Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Kendal, Cumbria.
1986 Ciphers, Curwen Gallery, London; Metropole Arts Centre, Folkstone.
1987 Enter the Silences (North the Light), Parco Space 5, Tokyo, Japan.
1989 Silent Systems, Curwen Gallery, London.
1989 Planet and Glow-Worm, Visual Arts Museum, New York.
1990 Sixteen Shimmers (& Shadows Surrender), Parco Space 5, Tokyo;
1990 Sixteen Shimmers (& Shadows Surrender), Kirin Plaza, Osaka, Japan.
1991 Within Without, Huntington Gallery, Boston, Mass, USA.
1994 RSC Works, (Commissions for the Royal Shakespeare Company),
1994 Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon Avon;
1994 RSC Works, Barbican Centre, London.
1995 The Possible Slow Fuse, Pentagram Gallery, London.
1998 Trace Elements, Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
2001 Moth, The Lighthouse, Glasgow; installation of sound and light
2002 Extended Wings, The Warehouse Gallery, The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria

Two Person Exhibitions / Installations

1992 Earth Murmurs, Curwen Gallery, London (with Ian Walton).
1993 Ember Glance: The Permanence of Memory (Fragments), The Architectural Association, London, installation (with Ian Walton).
1994 Between Two Lights , Charlotte Mason College, Lancaster University Lakes Campus; installation for the Ambleside Mountain Festival (with Ian Walton).
1994 MW Undark, Zeffirelli’s Ambleside (with Ian Walton).
1995 Soundings: Sub Rosa, Green Park Station Vaults, Bath. Installation for the Bath Festival and the Society for the Promotion of New Music (with Ian Walton), sound by Hywel Davies.
1996 Measured in Shadows , Tullie House Museum and City Art Gallery, Carlisle: Installation of sound, sculpture, objects, paintings and lights (with Ian Walton).
1996 Looming, The Eagle Gallery, London; installation (with Ian Walton).
1997 Measured in Shadows, Guinness Hopstore, Dublin (with Ian Walton),
1997 Natures Teeth, The Samling at Dovenest, Windermere, Cumbria, (with Ian Walton)
1997 Spirit, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria. Installation with light, sound, charcoal and X-Rays (with Ian Walton)
1997 X-Libris, Sun Street Studios, Lancaster; installation (with Ian Walton).
1997 Filters; Pasts Presents, Gallery El Aljibe, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands; installation (with Ian Walton)
1997 Still Moves, Lentworth House Farm, The Forest of Bowland, Lancashire: Installation as part of the ‘ArtBarns: After Kurt Schwitters’ series of installations (with Ian Walton).
2001 Black Ice, Ad Hoc Gallery, Buddle Arts Centre, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear.
2002 Cleave | Soft Bullets, The Studio., the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria. Multimedia installation with Mike Fearon.

Forthcoming

Installations in development for Sienna, Italy; NorthTyneside; Liverpool Biennial; UCLA California, USA.

Selected group exhibitions

1975 RCA, Kettles Yard, Cambridge.
1976-87 European Illustration, Annual Exhibition.
Association of Illustrators, Annual Exhibition.
1978 Artwords & Bookworks, Toured in USA, Canada, Australia, Europe.
1979 Five English Artists, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam.
International Competition for Young Painters, Sofia, Bulgaria,
Curwen Gallery, London.
Images to Order, Scottish and Welsh Arts Council’s Touring Exhibition.
1980 1OOx1OOx1O0, Gallerit, Stockholm.
Into Print, Royal College of Art, London.
1981 Art in Advertising, Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University
of East Anglia.
Summer Reflections, Thumb Gallery, London.
Gallery Artists, Moira Kelly Gallery, London.
Culture Shock , Midland Group Gallery.
1982 Interiors, Curwen Gallery, London.
Hayward Annual , Hayward Gallery, London.
Images for Today, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield.
1982 Gallery Artists, Moira Kelly Gallery, London.
1983 Britain Salutes New York Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
Collage, Curwen Gallery, London.
The Music Show, Thumb Gallery, London.
1984-85 Ten Years of European Illustration, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New
York; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, USA.
Gallery Artists, Curwen Gallery, London.
1985 Out of Line, ICA, London.
Caxton to Chloe, British Council world touring exhibition.
Ambit, Royal Festival Hall, London.
Gallery Artists, Curwen Gallery, London.
Art London, Olympia (with Curwen Gallery).
1986 Interaction, Camden Arts Centre, London.
Gallery Artists, Curwen Gallery, London.
Critical Lines, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Watershed, Bristol.
Art London, Olympia (with Curwen Gallery).
Art Meets Science, Smith’s Gallery, London.
1987 Sydney Biennial, Australia.
Gallery Artists, Curwen Gallery London.
New British Design, Osaka, Kyoto, Japan.
Eight by Eight, Curwen Gallery, London.
Chicago International Exposition, (with Curwen Gallery).
1988 Breakthrough, Royal College of Art, London.
Curwen in Chicago, Curwen Gallery, London.
Sydney Biennial, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney;
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Chicago International Art Exposition, (with Curwen Gallery).
Design for Print, Design Council, touring exhibition London, Glasgow,
Leeds.
Starlight Wish Exhibition & Auction, Smith Galleries, London
1989 Doobraak Berlage, Amsterdam.
Art London, Olympia (with Curwen Gallery).
Chicago International Art Exposition, (with Curwen Gallery).

1990 Pictures of Rock, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark.
Portfolio 1990, Curwen Gallery, London.
Art London, Olympia ( with Curwen Gallery).
Chicago International Art Exposition, (with Curwen Gallery).
Original Copies, National Museum of Art Kyoto; Axis Gallery, Tokyo;
Century Plaza, Nagoya; La Foret Museum, Tokyo; Henry Moore Gallery,
Royal College of Art, London.
The Metropole Art Centre’s Permanent Collection, Metropole Arts Centre, Folkstone, Kent.
Ember Glance: The Permanence of Memory, Space FGO-Soko,
Tokyo. Installation of sound, sculpture, objects and light
(with David Sylvian and Ian Walton).
1991 Pictures of Rock, Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Art of Selling Songs Graphics for the Music Business 1690-1990,
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The Art of Science, City of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth.
1992 Chicago International Art Exposition, (with Curwen Gallery).
1994 Artists Books, Festival Hall, London (with The Eagle Gallery).
Art in the Garden, Oddfellows Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria.
Little Pieces from Big Stars, (for War Child). Flowers East Gallery;
Royal College of Art, London.
Carlisle Open, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria.
Shelf Life, Eagle Gallery, London.
Fuse, Royal College of Art.
1995 Artist Books, Festival Hall, London (with the Eagle Gallery).
NICAF, Yokohama, Japan (with Base Gallery Tokyo).
1996 Artist Books, Festival Hall, London (with the Eagle Gallery).
1997 Artist Books, Festival Hall, London (with the Eagle Gallery).
1998 Artist Books, Festival Hall, London (with the Eagle Gallery).
Anon, Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria.
1998 Word and Image The Samling at Dove Nest, Ambleside, Cumbria.
Four person exhibition with Patrick Procter, Julian Cooper and Donald
Wilkinson. To accompany the conference of ‘Poets and Poetry Today’
with Fleur Adcock, Simon Armitage, Melvyn Bragg, Neil Corcoran,
Douglas Dunn, Tony Harrison, Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion,
Sean O’Brien, Sue Roberts, William Scammell, Jo Shapcott.
Root, Chisenhale Gallery, London.
2000 Mantle, for Sonic Boom: The Art Of Sound, Hayward Gallery, London.
Multi-media installation with Ian Walton.
2001 Republic of Thorns, 3 Degrees West Gallery at Island View, Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere,
installation with Ian Walton and Paul Farley.
2003 Brewery Open, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria.
Kendal Windows on Art, the Canopy, Kendal, Cumbria.

Selected Commissions / Recordings / Soundworks / Performances

1980 Klubo Cupol, Recordings and performances, Notre Dame Hall,
London, (with B C Gilbert, G Lewis and Shinro Ohtake). 12″
1981 MZUI, Recording installation Waterloo Gallery, London
(with B C Gilbert and G. Lewis). LP.
1982-83 MU:ZE:UM Traces, Recording installation Museum of Modern Art,
Oxford (with B C Gilbert and G. Lewis).
1983 Domend, Performance at Maison de Culture, Le Havre, France
(with G. Lewis and Chris Evans)
Only Connect, Live performance with Shinro Ohtake supporting Wire, Museum of Modern Art,
Oxford
1986 Run to Earth, Stage set with David Buckland for the London Contemporary Dance Theatre.
1986/91 Echoes from the Cross, Co-founder / co-ordinator for the concert series, St Peter’s Church,
Vauxhall, London.
1987 Wreath for Kurt Schwitters Memorial, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Kendal, Cumbria
Shintin, Kurt Schwitters memorial sculpture, Grizedale Forest, Cumbria (with Ian Walton).
1987-91 An Opal Evening, Light sculptures, stage sets and lighting design for concerts in the Canary Islands, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain and UK.
1981 Festival Musica Visuale, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Set design and light sculptures
1988 In Praise of Shamans, set design, sculpture design, lighting and all
merchandising design for world tour by David Sylvian (with Dave Coppenhall).
London-Leningrad, set design and video images for television satellite bridge for Brian Eno and
Peter Gabriel.
Wyoming, set design for Siobhan Davis Dance Company (with David Buckland).
1983 The Lakes Project, co-ordinator/ producer of recording and concert project with Michael Brook, Roger Eno and Laraaji at Zeffirelli’s, Ambleside Cumbria
1992 Make Make, music and sound design for Siobhan Davies Dance Company
I Saw You, Environmental Sound performance and Wall of Noise Event. Brixton Grand, London,
with Wire, the Hafler Trio, Blurt.
1994 Between Two Lights, soundwork for Radio Cumbria and installation (with lan Walton).
1995 Between Two Lights, Hearing is Believing Festival, Liverpool, Soundwork.
1997 Hold Me, film title credits. Strange & Beautiful Productions, (with Michael Webster)
Material: Seven Souls, Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, New York.
Light Sculpture Installation
I-War , Film commercial music. Silverfilms Ltd.
1999 Undark: Pearl and Umbra, CD Album with Tom Smyth for Bella Union Records.
With contributions from:- Ildefonso & Samuel Aguilar, John Aitken, Eraldo Bernocchi, Michael
Brook, Harold Budd, Mark Clifford, Declan Colgan, Huw Costin, Sussan Deyhim Brian & Roger
Eno, Mike Fearon, Ali Foster, Peter Gabriel, Robin Guthrie (CocteauTwins), Graham Haynes,
Derek Hook, Bill Laswell, Graham Lewis (Wire), Hamish Mackintosh, Ian McCullough, Tony
McSweeney, Ann & Sam Mills, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth, Paul Schultze, David Sylvian,
Clodagh Simonds, Mitsuo Tate, Jonny Tomlinson, Emma Townshend, Ian Walton, Hector Zazou. Trace, Audio Research Editions Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art. Contributed 2 minute
track ‘Soft Bullets’ with Mike Fearon and Jonny Tomlinson
Hot Pants Idol, CD by David Toop. Track “Ink Of The Ants” “uses “Gleam and Drag” from Undark
CD Pearl & Umbra.
2000 Russell Mills/Undark: Strange Familiar, CD Album with Tom Smyth for Bella Union Records With contributions from:- Michael Brook, Declan Colgan, Hwyel Davies, Edge (U2), Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), Bill Laswell, Kevin Shields, My Bloody Valentine).
Zero, Audio Research Editions, Liverpool John Moores University
Contributed a 1-minute track “Time Being” with Mike Fearon and Jonny Tomlinson.
2001 Undark (with Tom Smyth) remixed tracks for Nils Petter Molvaer.
FestspilleneI Nord Norge, Harstad, Norway; Undark live performance with Nils Petter Molvaer, Bill
Laswell, Eivind Aarset and Tom Smyth.

Publications

1976 The Geek, Limited Edition Book, Royal College of Art London.
1977 Evening Breakers, (limited edition) Royal College of Art, London.
Geek, (limited edition) Royal College of Art, London.
1984 More Dark Than Shark with Brian Eno and Rick Poynor. ( Faber & Faber), London.
1990 lan Walton/Russell Mills, Art Random Series, Kyoto Shoin, Kyoto, Japan.
1991 Ember Glance: The Permanence of Memory, with David Sylvian;
Edited by Rick Poynor book and CD in boxed set, Virgin Records, London
1994 Looming, with Ian Walton, limited edition boxed handmade book (Eagle Gallery/Dinosaur Press)
1996 Measured In Shadows, with Ian Walton, limited edition boxed catalogue with CD.
2001 Republic Of Thorns, with Ian Walton and Paul Farley, limited edition catalogue with CD.
2003 Cleave | Soft Bullets, with Mike Fearon. Limited edition installation catalogue with CD.

Collections

Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Kendal, Cumbria; British Council; British Museum; Kent County, Council; Reuters PLC; Victoria & Albert Museum. Tate Gallery, London. Virgin Records Ltd.; Island Records Ltd.; Nothing Records. Private collections in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Canary Islands, Cyprus, France, Germany, Israel, Ireland, The Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, USA, Yugoslavia. U.K. Denmark.
Awards

1976 RCA Travelling Scholarship, (Berlin).
1977 Berger Award, RCA, London.
1985 International Editorial Design Three, Award of Excellence for total design of International Resource Management publications (with Pentagram).
1984 Design & Art Direction, Silver Award for most outstanding complete
magazine for International Resource Management publications (with Pentagram).
1989 Diamond Awards Festival, Antwerp; Diamond record cover award for
Weatherbox by David Sylvian (with Dave Coppenhall).
1984 Grammy, Nomination for ENO 1 & 2 CD Box sets for Brian Eno, Virgin Records. (with Dave Coppenhall).
1995 Between Two Lights, (soundpiece), Sony Award 95
1998 The Recording Industry Association of America Award, for The Album
The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails (multi platinum sales)
2003 Kendal Windows on Art, Best Window, Best Art, the Canopy, Kendal, Cumbria.
Brewery Open, Award Winner, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria.

Competitions

1998/99 The Cort Exhibition, Winner of sculpture commission for Fareham Town Centre, Hampshire.
(with Chris Brammall, Blacksmith).

Selected Commissions / Print / Publishing / Design / etc.

APT; The Architects Journal; Boston Globe (USA); British Council (London and Rome); CAP Communications; The Chase Design Co.; Chatto and Windus Publishing; Cartlidge Levene Design; Crammed Discs (Belgium); Albait News (Japan); City Road (Japan); Acorn User; Anta (Japan); Beats on the Street (Japan); Bijutsu Techno (Japan); Decca Records; Design; EG Group; All Saints Records; Ericsson (Sweden); Esquire (USA); Faber & Faber Publishers; L’Enchanteur (Japan); Japan Times; Bugle (Japan); Designers Workshop (Japan); The Face; Gallagher / Benson & Hedges; 4AD Records; Friends of the Earth; Hamish Hamilton; Harper’s & Queen; W Heinemann & Sons; Takarzina (Japan); Land Records; Logica UK; Longmans Publishers; Martin, Seeker & Warburg; Methuen; Mindscapes (USA); Museum of Modern Art Oxford; New Scientist; New Society; Three Magazine; Ms London; Mainstream (Canada); Melody Maker; Michael Peters Design; Pentagram Design; Lewis Moberly Design; Moira Kelly Gallery; New Musical Express; New Style; Mute Records; Now; Nucleus Design; Minerva Print; International Management; Saturday Night (USA); Street Life; Siobhan Davies Dance Company; London Contemporary Dance Theatre; Sunday Express; STC Telecommunications; Livingstone Fisher; The Principals Design; Sun Alliance; Royal Shakespeare Company; Persons Weekend Museum (Japan); Marrs Gallery Japan); Rocherilla (Italy); MSL Advertising; Ambleside Mountain Festival; The Observer; Opal Ltd; Opium (Arts) Ltd; Oxford University Press; Pan Books; Redwood Publishing; Penguin Books; Pluto Press; Polydor Records; Personal Computer World; Panoramic (Japan); Zoom; Reed Publishing; Ego (Japan); Wave (Japan); Playboy (Germany); Sears Davies Design; Radio Times; Real World Records; Reuters; Rolling Stone (USA); The Smith Quartet; Stream Records; Sony Records (France); Interscope / Island Records; The Sunday Times; The Sunday Telegraph; Time Out; Touch; Unwin Hyman Publishers; Vernon Oakley Design; Virgin Records; Virgin Classics; Virgin Video; Virgin Publishing; Caroline / Meta Records (USA); Vogue; Weekend (Canada); Tension (Australia); Talent (USA); Toshiba (Japan); Digital UK; Brent Chemicals; Bill Smith Studio; Peter Gabriel; Tayburn Design; Mag (Armenia); The Sciences (New York Academy of Science, USA); Omni (USA); Serpent’s Tail Publishers; Fredag (Sweden); UR (Japan); Mix (Japan); Acorn User; University of West England, Bristol; Brutus (Japan); Marie Claire (Japan); Deadline; TNT; Cut (Japan); Cut (Australia); Picabia (Japan); Cumbria TEC; KDB Design; 03 Magazine(Japan); Creative Review; The National Trust / Small World Associates Design; Instar Libra Publishers (Italy); Sony Records (Canada); Icon Design; Spin Records; Stream Records. Old Courthouse Gallery (Ambleside, Cumbria); Strange & Beautiful Productions (films); Silver Films Ltd; Redwood Publishing; Sony Music (NY); Verve Records (NY); Island Records (NY); Nothing Records / Interscope; Gravity (Los Angeles); Nomadís Land (Paris); Lo Recordings; Ampersand & Partners; Expoí98 (Lisbon); English Heritage; Kargo (Paris); University of Georgia Press (USA); River Productions Ltd.

Lecturing

AIGA Boston; Architectural Association, London; Bath College of Higher Education; Birmingham Polytechnic; Brighton Polytechnic; Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design; Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts; Canterbury College of Art; Kent Institute of Art and Design; Bristol Polytechnic; Chartered Society of Designers; Association of Illustrators; Corsham College of Art; Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic; Kingston Polytechnic; Falmouth College of Arts; Glasgow School of Art; Leeds Polytechnic (Metropolitan University); Liverpool Polytechnic; Maidstone College of Art; Middlesex Polytechnic; National College of Art and Design, Dublin; Norwich School of Art; Parson’s School of Art & Design New York U.S.A.; Pratt Institute New York U.S.A.; Preston Polytechnic (University of Central Lancashire); St Martin’s School of Art; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA; School of Visual Arts, New York, USA; Royal College of Art, London (Visiting Tutor); University of West England, Bristol (Visiting Professor); Salford University; Oporto University, Portugal., University of Derby.

1988 Real World Seminar – Chartered Society of Designers, London; guest speaker.
1989 Creativity, Ideas Plus Inspiration – Chartered Society of Designers, London, guest speaker.
1995 Design Symposium: Anticipating Unknowns, Falmouth College of Arts; guest speaker.
1997 The Creative Show: The Business Design Centre, Islington, London, guest speaker.
1998 Kurt Schwitters: Forward to Far (Life, Works and Influence), The Grizedale Society, Theatre in the
Forest, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria.
1999 Going Critical: Synergies in Communication Design, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, under the auspices of
the University of the West of England; guest speaker.
Beyond The Wall, The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, (Lecture & workshops).
2000 Carving Cyberspace, Welfare State International/Cumbria County Council, The Lanternhouse,
Ulverston, Cumbria; guest speaker.
Cross-Pollination, Jenetta Cochrane Theatre, St. Martin’s College of Art, The London Institute,
guest speaker
2001 About Collage, symposium to accompany the exhibition ‘Peter Blake: About Collage’,
Tate Gallery, Liverpool; guest speaker.
2002 Convergence is More Than Just A Buzzword, The Lighthouse, Glasgow; guest speaker.
2003 The Essence of an Idea, PROMAX Conference, Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London;
guest speaker.

Recorded Works

1980 Kluba Cupol, with Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis (ex-Wire); 4AD Records. 12″
Re-issued on CD 1991 (Mills: percussion & treatments).
3R4, with Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis (ex-Wire); 4AD Records. 12″
Re-issued on CD 1991 (Mills: percussion & treatments).
Document & EyeWitness, Wire; Rough Trade Records. LP
Re-issued on CD 1991 (Mills: voice).
Dome 1, with Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis (ex-Wire); Mute Records. LP.
Re-issued on CD 1992*
1981 Dome 2, with Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis (ex-Wire); Mute Records. LP.
Re-issued on CD 1992*.
Dome 3, with Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis (ex-Wire); Mute Records. LP.
Re-issued on CD 1992*
MZUI, with Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis (ex-Wire); Cherry Red Records. LP.
Re-issued on CD 2003*. (Mills: hybrid instruments built from industrial components)
1982 Dome 4, with Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis (ex-Wire); Mute Records. LP.
Re-issued on CD 1992*.
1983 Only Connect, with Shinro Ohtake. Live recording. 7″ Flexi-disc. Seibu, Tokyo.
1995 Pacific / Specific (in a different place), with Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis (ex-Wire);
WMO Records. CD. (Mills: samples, tapes, found sound).
1996 Measured In Shadows, with Ian Walton. Limited edition self-published installation catalogue with 3
track CD.
Undark, sound collage CD, E’mit / Time Records. (With Brian Eno, Roger Eno, David Sylvian, Bill
Laswell, Michael Brook, Edge (U2), Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), Kevin Shields (My Bloody
Valentine), Hywel Davies, Declan Colgan, Tom Smyth.
1998 Root, for Thurston Moore, Lo Recordings. LP & CD limited editions.
(Mills & Tom Smyth of Undark contributed a track “Tooth & Claw”).
1999 Russell Mills / Undark: Pearl & Umbra; Bella Union Records. CD
(With Brian Eno, Roger Eno, David Sylvian, Bill Laswell, Michael Brook, Edge (U2), Robin Guthrie
(Cocteau Twins), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), Hywel Davies, Declan Colgan, Tom
Smyth, Ildefonso & Samuel Aguilar, John Aitken, Eraldo Bernocchi, Mark Clifford (Seefeel &
Sneaker Pimps), Huw Costin, Sussan Deyhim, Mike Fearon, Ali Foster, Peter Gabriel, Graham
Haynes, Derek Hook, Graham Lewis, Hamish Mackintosh (The Wave Room), Ian McCullough,
Tony McSweeney, Ann & Sam Mills, Thurston Moore, Paul Schutze, Clodagh Simonds, Mitsuo
Tate, Jonny Tomlinson, Emma Townshend, Ian Walton, Hector Zazou).
Trace; Audio Research Editions / Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art. Limited edition CD.
(Mills with Mike Fearon and Jonny Tomlinson of Undark contribute a track Soft Bullets
Hot Pants Idol; David Toop & Various. Baroni Records. CD. (The track Ink of the Ants uses Gleam
& Drag from Russell Mills / Undark: Pearl & Umbra album.
2000 Zero; Audio Research Editions / Liverpool School of Art / Liverpool John Moores University.
Limited edition CD. (Mills with Mike Fearon and Jonny Tomlinson of Undark contributed a track
Time Being
2001 Republic Of Thorns, with Ian Walton and Paul Farley, limited edition catalogue with CD.
2002 Dead Indeed & Tragomar; Undark re-mixes for Nils Petter Molvaer.
2003 Cleave | Soft Bullets, with Mike Fearon. Limited edition installation catalogue with CD.

Forthcoming

Untitled at present: Undark; #3 sound collage CD with contributions from:-
Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Bill Laswell, Michael Brook, Tom Smyth, Ildefonso, Samuel and Alejandro Aguilar, Eraldo Bernocchi, Mike Fearon, Peter Gabriel, Graham Haynes, Ian McCullough, Tony McSweeney, Clodagh Simonds, Hector Zazou, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chris Vrenna (ex-Nine Inch Nails & Tweaker), Steve Jansen (ex-Japan & Rain Tree Crow), Keith Lowe, Nils Petter Molvaer, Rune Arnesen (Nils Petter Molvaer band), Eivind Aarset (Nils Petter Molvaer band), Shinro Ohtake, Robert Musso, Percy Jones, Andy Treacy, Patrick Dawes, Tom Smyth, Fumio Obata, Toby Kaufman-Buhler and others.

Untitled at present: Clodagh Simonds and Undark; collaborative production of a CD.

Still Moves; 4 CD series of music from multimedia installations 1990-present, with Mike Fearon, hopefully to be released within a full colour monograph publication.

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