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Invisible Choirs

by Scanner



'Invisible Choirs' was originally recorded in 1995 to soundtrack an art installation of mine in London, commissioned by The Wire magazine for a music festival they were curating.

I later released a highly edited excerpt from this piece on my Sound for Spaces album in 1998, but until now the full piece has never been heard. Over the weekend of 5-6 April 2020, it was played out on The Dark Outside, an extraordinary radio broadcast that is only heard once and features only unreleased music by a variety of artists. With no tracklist, no ability to listen back, and no archive, the vast majority of these works simply disappear into the ether, but I had such an unprecedented amount of mails and enquiries about this work that I decided to release it officially here on Bandcamp.

The work samples the voice of my close friend Lee Newman of Greater Than One/Technohead/Tricky Disco, who sadly passed away that same year on 4 August from cancer. The work was and continues to be dedicated to her.


released January 11, 1995

Written, performed and produced by Robin Rimbaud

Recorded live on an Akai S1000 sampler and Quasimidi Quasar synthesiser

Given the length of the work and the limitations on file size at Bandcamp I had to divide the work into three parts


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Scanner London, UK

Robin Rimbaud - Scanner is an artist and composer working in London. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998). His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. ... more


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