Scanner & DJ Spooky - The Quick & The Dead

The Quick & The Dead

Scanner & DJ Spooky

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CD Album 13 tracks £9.99
Download Album (MP3) 13 tracks £7.00
Download Album (WAV) 13 tracks £7.00
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Description

Scanner & DJ Spooky - The Quick & The Dead

Scanner makes studio voodoo with digital theorist DJ Spooky, and the ensuing melee fairly sizzles the brain. The best collaborations effectively blend the artists' individual reps so the result sounds wholly unlike their respective voices, and Scanner and Spooky make certain that happens here. Other than the noxious noise hip-hop that is "Journey," reminiscent of Spooky's work on SONGS OF A DEAD DREAMER, THE QUICK AND THE DEAD is two guys, some electro-toys, and a studio.

"Edison" is a wild potpourri of sampled raps, drunken swaggering beats, and mangled synth filters. During "Dialogic," the boys set their relays on stun, and fire off individual salvos of roaring digital noise, blurred ambulance clarion calls, short-wave interference and hazardous sonic waste. An exercise in musique concrete by two of the most obtuse names in electronica, THE QUICK AND THE DEAD demonstrates that adventurism and the disobeying of categorization are food for the soul.

The Quick and the Dead is a collaboration between Washington, D.C., turntablist Paul Miller (DJ Spooky) and London-based experimental electronic artist Robin Rimbaud (Scanner). The release has been credited to DJ Spooky vs. Scanner in the tradition of classic dub remix battles, though it's impossible to tell exactly who's reshaping the music of whom. One would guess that it's DJ Spooky's hip-hop influence guiding the sliced and diced rap sample collage of ''Uncanny.'' Likewise, it may be Scanner crafting the buzzing tectonic plates that glide over the music.

Reviews

"Professor Rimbaud and his equally-educated colleague, DJ Spooky, clash
sounds in this first of the Meld series of collaborations between Scanner
and others. Their sonic dialogue explores the beat and it's opposite
throughout rhythmic ("Uncanny," "Heterotopian") and textural dubs that
contrast Thomas Edison with rap MCs, African kalimbas with dark ambience
("Ngugl") and plucked violins with drum machines ("Guaxani"). The Quick And
The Dead's aural dialectic would have had Plato tapping his feet and Hegel
nodding his head."
Exclaim Magazine Canada

Tracklisting

CD Album (MELDCD001)
  1. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Journey
  2. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Edison
  3. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Uncanny
  4. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Ngugi
  5. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Dialogi
  6. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Channel Float
  7. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Kybernetes
  8. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Guanxi
  9. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Synchronism 2
  10. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Heterotpian
  11. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Snowshore
  12. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Synchronism
  13. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Creaking Door
Download Album (MELDCD001)
  1. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Journey
  2. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Edison
  3. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Uncanny
  4. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Ngugi
  5. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Dialogi
  6. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Channel Float
  7. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Kybernetes
  8. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Guanxi
  9. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Synchronism 2
  10. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Heterotpian
  11. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Snowshore
  12. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Synchronism
  13. Scanner & DJ Spooky - Creaking Door