With his first personal record since 2009, ‘Fibolae’, set for release on December 1st via Anna von Hausswolff’s record label Pomperipossa Records, SCANNER has shared a second track and accompanying video.
Directed by Anna’s sister Maria von Hausswolff, who is responsible for much of Anna’s own imagery, the clip accompanies the track “Spirit Cluster”. Maria explains the concept saying: “The video is set in a recently burnt down apartment: a mysterious and uncanny world where energy is stuck in a loop of repetition and rituals.”
Speaking on the track, Robin Rimbaud (a.k.a Scanner) said: “This work began form as a soundtrack for a sadly unfinished film/performance series, using hidden spaces beneath buildings in London. The percussive sounds were recorded in the basement of The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, hammering on the pipes. It offers upa dark cinematic exploratory world, tense and suggestive.”
Over the last twenty five years Scanner has traversed the experimental terrain between sound, space and image, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres – a partial list would include sound design, film scores, computer music, avant-garde, contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances, product design, architecture, fashion design, rock music and jazz.
With a catalogue busy with commissions, soundtracks and strange projects this is the first studio album since 2009’s Rockets, ‘Unto the Edge of Rockets’ (Bine Music). In this time much has changed – he lost his entire family and left the comfort of a familiar city, London, to live in a former textile factory in the UK to re-invent his life.
‘Fibolae’ offers up a world that splinters between melancholia and penetrating energy. Combining digital technologies, software and live instrumentation it is both a rhetoric of mourning and a celebration of music to empower. Warm, organic, sensual, passionate and frequently angry, it’s an album that radiates with possibilities.
As to the meaning of the title, ‘Fibolae’? There is none. It was a word that appeared to Scanner in a dream, at a time of great challenges in his life. The fact that his unconscious mind could conjure up such inventions that offer no history and context was appealing and yet it was suggestive, playful and open.
‘Fibolae’ track list:
03 Nothing Happens Because of a Single Thing
04 Seaven Teares
06 Spirit Cluster (Official video)
08 Thunder and Cathode
10 Savage is Savage (Soundcloud)