An Ascent (DiN63)

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rikm "An Ascent" is an exquisite study in dreamlike abstract ambience, a kaleidoscope of sounds and tones that move through the soundfield, meeting, merging, and mingling in new ways and forms.

Stunningly beautiful work...
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eugene51 Incredible album! DiN never disappoints. It was hard to choose a favourite track, but the Sinister voice over on "Stranice" just tipped things in its' favour. I hope we get more Scanner on the label! Favorite track: Stranice.
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karl lovblad Really great atmospheric music. Scanner recently has not disappointed me at all. This again is fabulous
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stfi60 Amazing album this - credit also to DiN-label boss Ian Boddy for giving us such great music (of course including his own). A strong contender for EM album of the year! Favorite track: Counterpointe.
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  • Limited to 6 copies only. This bundle includes a copy of the digipak CD of An Ascent signed by Scanner + a copy of the Giclée Print of the cover art on Fine Art Rag Paper signed by the artist Wendy Carroll. Total print size 17.3" x 16", image size 13.3" x 12". CD & print will ship separately.

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    Limited edition of 20 numbered & signed fine art prints by the artist & photographer Wendy Carroll. Total print size 17.3" x 16", image size 13.3" x 12".

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about

Scanner (British musician Robin Rimbaud) has been inventively active in Electronic Music since 1991 and been involved in a bewildering range of musical activities covering sonic art, concerts, installations, recordings and dance scores. His impeccable sonic credentials have seen him work with such luminaries as Bryan Ferry, Michael Nyman & Laurie Anderson.

His debut DiN solo album comes at a rather strange time for many people. The onset of a global virus has shut down much of the world around us and for many creatives, such as Rimbaud, the immediate cancellation of all live performances. Rather than sit back and worry he felt it was important to immediately embrace the tools at hand, and use the power of technology to respond positively. Thus followed a very successful live show broadcast on YouTube which garnered an audience from across the globe with Rimbaud playing an improvised live modular synth set which can still be enjoyed here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYPcH6g4fsU)

Watching & listening was DiN label boss Ian Boddy who immediately contacted Rimbaud to invite him to produce an album for the highly respected DiN label. Rimbaud thus spent the next few days recording 90 minutes of new music using the very same set up he had used for this YouTube concert. Boddy & Rimbaud then curated these recordings to form this solo DiN debut Scanner album “An Ascent” (DiN63).

The nine tracks form a musical journey ranging from gentle ambient interludes through to pulsing machine like rhythms. There’s always a sense of detail in the sonic backdrop which is just out of reach. A sense of yearning that opens the album with the track “The Ascent” and flows through to the beautiful calm ending of the final track “Counterpointe”.

This is an inspiring album from this totally unique British artist and one that may have never come in to existence if it wasn’t for the strange times we live in.

credits

released July 17, 2020

Written, performed and produced by Robin Rimbaud.

Recorded live at The Factory UK in April 2020 at an unprecedented time of isolation.

Instrumentation:
6U Eurorack modular system
Lorre Mill Double Knot
Meng Qi Gesture Arcade
Monome Arc
Elektron Digitakt
Eventide H9

www.scannerdot.com
© 2020 Robin Rimbaud

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The DiN ambient label was set up by Ian Boddy in 1999 to release ambient electronica that bridged the gap between the analogue sound of the early 70's synth pioneers and the digital soundscapes of the more experimental modern exponents of electronic music. ... more

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