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Red Sails

by Nightswimmer & Scanner

Subaqueous 04:28
Harpoon 07:06


Red Sails was recorded in collaboration with Australian musician Andrew Day, who I first met in 2001 in Melbourne. Over the following year we recorded these tracks. Whilst they can be heard on streaming services I just found out an unreleased track, The Harpoon, which is exclusively available here on Bandcamp. Andrew Day’s Nightswimmer project began in 1998 following his being a founding member of Non-Intentional Lifeform – an Australian metal band signed to Roadrunner Records – and likewise, The Sound Movement – a post punk band.

The original press release read:

"This is a collaborative mini-album which was composed in ancient times, on the dawn of a new millennium, in the years 2001 and 2002 by Scanner (London) and Nightswimmer (Melbourne). The process managed to dodge all technical restraints and traverse the tyranny of distance by launching CDRS packed with sounds onto giant floating ships across turbid oceans, like silent and lost digital messages bouncing and bobbing back and forth on the tides from Melbourne to London and back until finally uniting into a sometimes cohesive ,sometimes dissonant musical message arriving at its destination."

Twenty years after we first recorded these they are now available on my Bandcamp account.


released May 20, 2002

Recorded 2001-2002 in Melbourne and London

Cover Photo by Robin Rimbaud
Design and Layout by Andrew Day


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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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