Pete Lockett & Scanner
A unique collaboration of diverse rhythmic and sonic influences.
Fluttering and intricate rhythms meet melancholic minimalism and
abstract moods mirror a cadence of pulses. Mesmerizing and powerful
grooves blend with textured samples, electronic soundscapes and the
diverse world of acoustic world percussion, from Indian Tabla to the
resonant frame drums of Arabia and much more.
The performers juxtapose instruments and sounds in unexpected and
intricate ways, from inflections of the voice to processed audio streams
and beats. The result is a musical conversation from two of the most
energetic and hyperactive artists around today.
"‘Intense’, ‘Energetic’ and ‘Hypnotic’ hardly begin to describe the Pete
Lockett approach to live performance. Caught up in the creativity of the
moment, his natural gift is inspiring, making his live appearance an
“Scanner’s music is both tiny and grand. It is like the delicate
movement of a watch spinning through space. Microscopic clicks, wood
blocks and everyday sounds are painted over rumbling, dark canvases.”
The project appeared at Rhythm
Sticks at the Royal festival hall in 2005 and has had two UK tours in
2005 & 2006.
Rhythm Mag review here!
Parallax beat brothers have released two
albums. 'AUTEK' was released in 2005
and Selected tracks feature Trumpet genius Jon Hassell. The second
album was released in late 2006 and is
'Twisted Artifacts.' Both albums
are now available on itunes and all digital mp3 sites.
Ten min sampler video
PBB new album
Extract 1 MP3
Extract 2 MP3
Extract 3 MP3
Extract 4 MP3
Extract 5 MP3
Extract 6 MP3
Extract 7 MP3
Extract 8 MP3
Extract 9 MP3
Pete has worked in virtually every field of music conceivable, both live
and in the studio, from pop and rock, to free jazz and the classical
avant garde,from traditional North and South Indian to Japanese taiko.
He was featured soloist on the most recent Bond movies, along with
Hollywood blockbusters, The Bone Collector, The Quiet American and
Moulin Rouge. His projects have taken him all over the globe, India,
Nepal, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Sudan, Malaysia, Hungary,
Palestine, Israel, USA, Canada and all over Europe. He has worked with
Björk, Peter Gabriel, Zakir Hussain, Nitin Sawhney, Bill Bruford, Texas,
The Verve, Viku Vinayakram, Selva Ganesh, Steve Smith, Craig Armstrong
and Afro Celt Sound System, amongst others.
Innovative London based artist Scanner is at the forefront of new music.
Sampled by Bjork and Aphex Twin, admired by Stockhausen, he’s a frequent
flyer whose works have taken him across the globe and back again. As
well as producing compositions and audio CDs, his diverse body of work
includes soundtracks for films, performances, radio, and site-specific
intermedia installations. His live shows twist and turn, sculpting a
sound that twists state-of-the-art-technology in gloriously
unconventional ways. Most recently he was commissioned to compose a new
National Anthem for Europe, Europa 25, reworked Bach Solo Cantatas with
soprano Loraine Hunt for performance and soundtracked a morgue at the
Raymond Poincare Hospital in Paris.
Download hi-res photo