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ARTIST
TITLE
Electronic Garden
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
BINE 031CD BINE 031CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/1/2014

Over the last 20 years, Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner) has traversed the experimental terrain between sound, space, image, and form, 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 catalog busy with commissions, soundtracks, and studio releases, it's extremely rare to find an official live recording, so Electronic Garden stands out by measure of this. Recorded outdoors in the small open air amphitheater in the big garden of Dresden in Germany, the set is comprised of variations on tunes as well as a significant portion of largely improvised unreleased material, performed exclusively here and never again. Opening with the epic, rhythmic "Muster" that soars with a radiant splendor, moving through the flickering, nervy, melancholic pulses of "Backwood," the organic warmth and harmonies of "The Nature of Being," and closing with the atmospheric "Singing Through Qualia," Electronic Garden captures Scanner in full live mode. Explosive, corrosive, and emotive, this release celebrates the creativity of one of the UK's most intriguing composers, hiding just beneath the surface of popular culture.