These tracks were recorded as musical exchanges between Banabila and Scanner, playing a game of back and forth. It was clear from the start that they were interested in creating something fragile, elegant and resplendent, offering up a union of their musical voices in works that resonate with the heart and mind. The sounds incorporate both the real - turntables, sampled voices, piano, guitar - and the imagined, in the form of synthesis and electronics.
If you would like to listen to more by Banabila & Scanner ,
please try the wonderful 10 inch on the Steamin' Soundworks label ;
A very special thanks to Roel(lis) Kruize for continued support.
VITAL WEEKLY 895:
Michel Banabila recorded a lovely 7" with Robin Rimbaud, also known as Scanner, since many years. It's not that I expected them to work together easily but then why not. Two pieces here, a total of eight minutes, of which the title piece has time stretched drone sounds on top of which a piano is placed which tinkles away in a rather non linear fashion, calm and relaxing, but very effective. 'Sleeping The Sleep Of Stones', which is actually the a-side of this record, has a voice, maybe picked up from a Lomax record, or maybe scanned from the airwaves surrounding the studio, with a musical setting of synth, guitar and sparse percussion. Both of these pieces work quite well as 'songs' - always my concern when it comes to a 7", but hey, I am old fashioned - and certainly long for more. Will this be the start of more music between these electronic lizzards - changing to whatever tone is needed? That would be awesome indeed. (FdW)
BLOGZINE DA CHILL COM CARNE :
Um single de vinil para um encontro entre dois cromos da música electrónica, ambos participantes no último volume do Antibothis.
São dois temas que poderiam ser considerados como "nocturnos da idade digital" por serem peças ligeirinhas e melancólicas que podem ouvir aqui se não acreditam no que escrevo.
Porque razão se quer editar isto em formato single já é mistério total mas que é bonitinho lá isso é.
NORMAN RECORDS :
A lovely little seven inch from two clever electronica chaps, Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner and Michel Banabila have collaborated to create this lush sound of call and response ambience. Side A is a happy little guitar and electronics piece, with the pluck and scrape of electric guitar passing on to the warm chords of synth and glitch. Side B is a morose little tune with a sad synth line and the tuning down of a bass guitar, completely opposite to side A but still rather interesting. (Ian)
Clear and shifting beds of shimmer and tone serve as a backdrop to melodic keys, grizzled voices and what sounds like guitar plucks and scrapes. Everything sits well together and even hints at a very pleasant album I’m sure the pair could produce. (RJ)