An awesome collection of atmospheric soundscapes.
A third expedition from these electronic improvisers takes them to further and wilder places. Mars to be exact. Wonderfully interactive improvised music at its very best from this unique band featuring theremin, electric violin, guitar, synthesizers and percussion.
Improvised and recorded live at their amazing reunion concert at the Bambu in Leicester this is The Planet Scanners third expedition takes them even further soncically with shimmering soundscapes and hypnotic passages.
Their 1st album features artwork of Saturn's rings, their 2nd showed the Earth. Their 3rd takes its theme from Mars with Nasa pics of recent Mars expeditions and track and album titles taken from chapters of Ray Bradbury's classic Martian Chronicles book.
influences - Robert Rich, Terry Riley, Vidna Obmana, Eduard Artemiev, Simon Stockhausen, Bernard Xolotl, Lydia Kavina, Wendy Carlos, Jean-Luc Ponty
released October 10, 2007
Chris Conway - theremin, synthesizers, flutes, kalimba, vocals
Mick Oxtoby - electric violin, effects
Andy Fitzsimons - percussion
Simon Styring - guitar synthesizer, guitar, effects