AMNESIA SCANNER

LEXACHAST (PAN)

AMNESIA SCANNER - LEXACHAST 152132
Format:
1 LP
Release:
04.05.2019
Label:
PAN
Genre:
Independent
Kat.-Nr.:
152132
Barcode:
5060165483570
Lexachast is an ongoing collaborative work by Amnesia Scanner, Bill Kouligas & Harm van den Dorpel. Initially birthed as a joint, improvised performance between Amnesia Scanner and Kouligas at the ICA, London in 2015, it was later recreated and extended with visual artist van den Dorpel into a 15-minute online-only audiovisual work - known simply as Lexachast.

Since then, it has expanded into a live show that has been performed at Transmediale, CTM Festival, Unsound Krakow & Adelaide, Next and LEV Festival and during Paris Fashion Week in collaboration with the brand Ottolinger.

Now to be released on PAN, is a new document of Lexachast in its current, full-grown form.

Whilst broadly inspired by the experience derived from and exposure to algorithmic patterns as generated by visual artist Harm van den Dorpel's specially-devised program, the work is a sonic reference to the fallouts of avant-EDM and cyberdrone.

This in turn is simultaneously mirrored by the perturbing visuals, created by a unique algorithm that sources and blends various filtered imagery from DeviantArt and Flickr in real time - with a bias towards the NSFW, extreme banality, and ornamental melancholia.

The results were a perfect fit for the deliberate intention of non-intent, an anti-video of sorts, which ended up as a defining element for the project
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. LEXACHAST I
  • 1.2. LEXACHAST II
  • 1.3. LEXACHAST III
  • 1.4. LEXACHAST IV
  • 1.5. LEXACHAST V
  • 1.6. LEXACHAST VI
  • 1.7. LEXACHAST VII
  • 1.8. LEXACHAST VIII
  • 1.9. LEXACHAST IX