Re: Scanner (recommended)
>Can anyone recommend me some Scanner?Hello scannees,
ahem. Well, Matt, assuming you're the only other person on this list not trying to slam
the poor bastard, Robin Rimbaud's output has overall been quite good I think,
In making a recommendation, I'm tending to lean on his later stuff sounding a bit more
mature (ie, composition leaning upon slightly more traditional orchestration, leaning
towards a comparison to moody Aphex only a bit more ambient, and less heavily upon scanned
telephony as a pure source audio) in contrast to his early "funny" works (scanned telephony
abounds!!! great stuff in there), which are by all means must-haves as well.
So if I may be permitted to make a few recommendations for the scanner neophyte:
1. Delivery (1996/Rawkus-Primitive) - poignant stuff, very nice range
2. Spore (1995/New Electronica) - overall quite satisfying mixture of composition vs. audio design
3. Scanner 1 (1994/Ash International 1.1) - pure sonic piracy...
4. The Garden is Full of Metal - Robin Rimbaud (1997/SubRosa) Robin's audio diary/hommage
to filmmaker Derek Jarman.
All of these are a very fine start if you're interested.
Also Robin's personal newsletter, Strom, which I've been getting for, like, 4 years now and
which stays abreast of his installation works, literary and musical likes and dislikes, and head trauma - you can subscribe to at: robinr@...
Hope this inspires...
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- Just want to get a plug in for Scanner. I love the stuff.
The Garden Is Full Of Metal--one of my all time faves.
Eric: Nice list of recommended titles. Thanks for the info on the