Scanner ‎– Delivery


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MOSH 174 CD Scanner Delivery(CD, Album) Earache MOSH 174 CD UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
MOSH 171, IRS 916.174 Scanner Delivery(2x12", Album) Earache, Intercord Record Service MOSH 171, IRS 916.174 US 1997 Sell This Version
PTV 1130 Scanner Delivery(CD, Album) Rawkus Primitive PTV 1130 US 1997 Sell This Version
MOSH 174 CDL, IRS 996.974 Scanner Delivery(CD, Album, Ltd) Earache, Earache MOSH 174 CDL, IRS 996.974 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MOSH 174 CD PRO Scanner Delivery(CD, Album, Promo) Earache MOSH 174 CD PRO UK 1997 Sell This Version
PTV 1130 Scanner Delivery(CD, Album, Promo) Rawkus Primitive PTV 1130 US 1997 Sell This Version
TECH 0032 Scanner Delivery(Cass, Album) Metal Mind Productions TECH 0032 Poland 1997 Sell This Version


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April 27, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Delivery, CD, Album, PTV 1130

Scanner shows some musical talent out of nowhere, compare to his earlier releases, where numbers sound like field recordings and non-music songs. Beginning with Fingerbug, traditional methods of popular composition are used. Barcode deserves attention, but I like Throne of hives the best here. My lost love hunting your lost face grows eventually over the previously mentioned one, but only after repeated listenings. It is the sadness that takes time getting over (and the length of the tune).


January 11, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Delivery, CD, Album, MOSH 174 CD
The mid-90s were not kind to our Robin. Being at the forefront of electronic oddness for nearly a decade, he suddenly found himself playing second fiddle to a second generation of producers. Young turks like Autechre were scorching the electronic soundscape with music that was not only brave and challenging, but also incredibly well produced.
Scanner, like much of the isolationist camp (with the likes of Kevin Martin, Oval and Main to name a few), were 'sound collage' artists, using found sounds and samples, not the complicated algorithms of Autechre or Mouse On Mars.

Its not suprising then, that 'Delivery' sounds somewhat confused, incorporating the empty vistas of his previous work, with more dancefloor orientated rhythms, a mix thats misses more that it hits; Scanner seems uncomfortable in this environment, his mobile phone scanning reduced to a gimmick for the likes of the NME to latch on to. A bit like Aphex Twin's beard.

Saying that, the album itself, out of context, is not that bad. 'Fingerbug' and 'Barcode' both shuffle along in their own Orbital-esqe digi-funk kind of way, but its 'Heidi' and 'Affaire' that are the standout tracks here - dark and almost desperate ambient pieces, complimented by some truly odd scanning material - a prostitute talking to one of her regulars, a rudeboy intimidating his girlfriend - rank as some of Scanner's most affecting work.