The Radiance of a Thousand Suns Burst Forth at Once
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||Walk Gently Through the World||Scanner||6:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||One Flesh, One Home, One Heart||Scanner||3:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Silent Unspoken Memories||Scanner||9:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Radiance of a Thousand Suns Burst Forth at Once||Scanner||6:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Walk Gently Through the World (Reprise)||Scanner||5:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Melt As Love Has Melt My Heart||Scanner||5:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||And I Shall Love Because of You||Scanner||12:08||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Commissioned for the wedding of a career-long fan, Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner) was asked to create new pieces of material to commemorate the special day. The resulting seven-song suite differs from the majority of his works, as it is significantly warmer and much more accessible than most compositions in his challenging catalog. The soft, overly chorused guitar of the album's opener "Walk Gently Through the World" has a welcome, warm feeling almost perfectly crafted for the bride's walk down the aisle. The droning, dry string sweeps of "Silent Unspoken Memories" are a nod in the direction of some of Wolfgang Voigt's finest work with his Gas project and easily bests anything on the Kompakt Pop Ambient 2005 compilation. The album's closer pushes Rimbaud to engage in some of his most rhythmic and straightforward material before landing softly on a reprise of the album's opening moments. If only more weddings had a soundtrack like this.
Born: May 6, 1964 in London, England
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s