Scanner Dessy - Play Along

Play Along

Scanner Dessy

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Album 3 tracks £9.99
Download Album (WAV) 3 tracks £2.37
Download Album (MP3) 3 tracks £2.37
Download individual tracks From £0.79

Description

Scanner Dessy - Play Along

Having played a few live shows Jean-Paul Dessy and his ensemble Musiques Nouvelles and I decided to make studio recordings of our compositions, where I would both collaborate and transform the players in a live context. The results are a liquid blue beautiful recording, highly emotive and raw.

Reviews

":: I am almost immediately transformed into a world of syncopated ambience without frills, just long sensual bowing that warps my frontal lobe gently. The opening title cut on 'Play along' brings together Jean-Paul Dessy's Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles string quartet alongside Scanner's marvelous electronic synthesis between the digital and analogue spectrum. At nearly a half-hour the piece plays like a cool breeze on a Sunday afternoon, if it were on Pluto. There's a cryptic distance here that is dramatic and a bit lost. In many ways it reminds me of the paintings of Constable and Turner with their wide canvases that have an off-centered focal point in the midst of collected chaos. While "Play along" plays on, there is a soothing sense to the horrors that could potentially lurk within, like David Cronenberg's psychological thrillers that lure you in with a warm hominess only to instantaneously slash your throat by surprise. "Out of the trench and wading backwards" has a bass heavy heart that plays like a snippet from 'Dark Shadows'. Most striking is the final of these three fine works, "Whaling Wolves", which is a stirring rendition of animated sea mammal sounds concocted exclusively on electronics by Dessy that resonate at times like fearsome air raids. At times sounding like a faded memory of an arcade, its eleven minutes in the deepest black night on restrained seas that speak in blunt tones. Dessy and Scanner create an atmosphere that speaks of dense pain and peace." Igloo Magazine

Tracklisting

CD Album (SR227)
  1. Scanner & Dessy - Play Along
  2. Scanner & Dessy - Out of the Trench and Wading Backwards
  3. Scanner & Dessy - Whaling Wolves
Download Album (SR227)
  1. Scanner & Dessy - Play Along
  2. Scanner & Dessy - Out of the Trench and Wading Backwards
  3. Scanner & Dessy - Whaling Wolves