Parallax Beat Brothers
Featuring Pete Lockett & Scanner
Twisted Artifacts (2007)
MP3 CD Vinyl/Other
01 Chenda 04.50
02 Z Peskar 07.23
03 Acephale 05.52
04 Last Days 05.29
05 Twisted Artifacts 06.37
06 The Darker the Star (remix) 06.32
07 Bells n Boom 04.45
08 Borokae 06.31
Pete Lockett percussion
Written & produced by Robin Rimbaud & Pete Lockett
Scannerdot Publishing & Pete Lockett 2007
Digital release only
Pete Lockett & Scanner
A unique collaboration of diverse rhythmic and sonic influences. Fluttering and intricate rhythms meet melancholic minimalism and abstract moods mirror a cadence of pulses. Mesmerizing and powerful grooves blend with textured samples, electronic soundscapes and the diverse world of acoustic world percussion, from Indian Tabla to the resonant frame drums of Arabia and much more.
The performers juxtapose instruments and sounds in unexpected and intricate ways, from inflections of the voice to processed audio streams and beats. The result is a musical conversation from two of the most energetic and hyperactive artists around today.
"'Intense', 'Energetic' and 'Hypnotic' hardly begin to describe the Pete Lockett approach to live performance. Caught up in the creativity of the moment, his natural gift is inspiring, making his live appearance an absolute must-see."
- Rhythm Magazine
"Scanner's music is both tiny and grand. It is like the delicate movement of a watch spinning through space. Microscopic clicks, wood blocks and everyday sounds are painted over rumbling, dark canvases."
- The Guardian
Pete has worked in virtually every field of music conceivable, both live and in the studio, from pop and rock, to free jazz and the classical avant garde,from traditional North and South Indian to Japanese taiko. He was featured soloist on the most recent Bond movies, along with Hollywood blockbusters, The Bone Collector, The Quiet American and Moulin Rouge. His projects have taken him all over the globe, India, Nepal, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Sudan, Malaysia, Hungary, Palestine, Israel, USA, Canada and all over Europe. He has worked with Björk, Peter Gabriel, Zakir Hussain, Nitin Sawhney, Bill Bruford, Texas, The Verve, Viku Vinayakram, Selva Ganesh, Steve Smith, Craig Armstrong and Afro Celt Sound System, amongst others.
Innovative London based artist Scanner is at the forefront of new music. Sampled by Bjork and Aphex Twin, admired by Stockhausen, he's a frequent flyer whose works have taken him across the globe and back again. As well as producing compositions and audio CDs, his diverse body of work includes soundtracks for films, performances, radio, and site-specific intermedia installations. His live shows twist and turn, sculpting a sound that twists state-of-the-art-technology in gloriously unconventional ways. Most recently he was commissioned to compose a new National Anthem for Europe, Europa 25, reworked Bach Solo Cantatas with soprano Loraine Hunt for performance and soundtracked a morgue at the Raymond Poincare Hospital in Paris.