Scanner - Rockets, Unto the Edges of Edges

Rockets, Unto the Edges of Edges

Scanner

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 8 tracks 9.99
Download Album (mp3) 8 tracks 7.00
Download Album (wav) 8 tracks 7.00
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

Description

Scanner - Rockets, Unto the Edges of Edges

In his most intimate and forceful recording in years Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner maneuvers across fresh terrain that embraces the traditional - guitar, vocals and string arrangements, and the more eclectic – hundreds of found voices, radar transmissions and environmental recordings.

Opening the album with Sans Soleil, featuring Michael Gira (Swans, Angels of Light) on guitar, Scanner sings for the first time on his album, his voice hovering through a barren landscape of fragile loops and harmonies. Crisp distressed melodies with crushingly fat beats unite in Pietas Iulia to map a cinematic landscape populated by N.E.R.D by way of Robert Fripp and John Barry.

Anna Livia Plurabelle paints an achingly melancholic picture through which celebrated Mumbai born soprano Patricia Rozario soars and flies with a radiant timbre. Having effectively been the muse for British composer John Taverner for some years, Rozario brings a dexterity and humane conviction to this electronic soundscape. The ghostly presence of William Burroughs and philosopher Bertrand Russell weave their way through some of the pieces, opening into the dark heart of Yellow Plains Under White Hot Blue Sky, an epic, almost menacing work, with corrosive voices, noises and abstract shapes over a primordial electronic beat, that continues to build and ignite with bowed strings into a picturesque precise explosion.

The Last European casts phonetic Croatian and Korean into a rhythmic bed of pulses and instrumental melodies, tripping through itchy rhythms that entangle themselves upon one another, whilst A Clearing Between Earth and Air closes the album with a highly organic and textured mix of voices, drifting harmonies and Krautrock pulses, breeding a drifting melancholy from the union of voice and electronic and acoustic instrumentation.

By far his most mature and personally sombre album, Rockets is in equal parts sumptuous and achingly beautiful, sentimental and exploratory. Jean Baudrillard once depicted paradise as mournful, a fitting location for this ravishing soundtrack.

Tracklisting

CD Album (BINE018CD)
  1. Scanner - Sans Soleil
  2. Scanner - Pietas Ilulia
  3. Scanner - Anna Livia Plurabelle
  4. Scanner - Broken Faultline
  5. Scanner - Yellow Plains Under White Hot Blue Sky
  6. Scanner - Through Your Window
  7. Scanner - The Last European
  8. Scanner - A Clearing Between Earth and Air
Download Album (BINE018)
  1. Scanner - Sans Soleil
  2. Scanner - Pietas Ilulia
  3. Scanner - Anna Livia Plurabelle
  4. Scanner - Broken Faultline
  5. Scanner - Yellow Plains Under White Hot Blue Sky
  6. Scanner - Through Your Window
  7. Scanner - The Last European
  8. Scanner - A Clearing Between Earth and Air

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Sans Soleil 7m 17s £0.79
2 Pietas Ilulia 10m 46s N/A N/A
3 Anna Livia Plurabelle 4m 56s £0.79
4 Broken Faultline 5m 5s £0.79
5 Yellow Plains Under White Hot Blue Sky 10m 51s N/A N/A
6 Through Your Window 9m 44s N/A N/A
7 The Last European 5m 57s £0.79
8 A Clearing Between Earth and Air 8m 7s £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (8 tracks) £7.00
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Sans Soleil 7m 17s £0.79
2 Pietas Ilulia 10m 46s N/A N/A
3 Anna Livia Plurabelle 4m 56s £0.79
4 Broken Faultline 5m 5s £0.79
5 Yellow Plains Under White Hot Blue Sky 10m 51s N/A N/A
6 Through Your Window 9m 44s N/A N/A
7 The Last European 5m 57s £0.79
8 A Clearing Between Earth and Air 8m 7s £0.79
Entire WAV Download Album (8 tracks) £7.00