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Listening to art.
Playing with audio.
Sounding out technology.
Composing in code.

Twitter-Announced Scanner Remix MP3 is, among other things, a great place to happen upon unreleased musical goods, often courtesy of the source musician — which is to say, not only overly generous gray-market bootleggers.

Just hours ago, Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud) himself posted a link to, which is tantalizingly titled “Nyman Mix,” presumably as in Michael Nyman, the accomplished minimalist composer. The announcement was, true to Twitter’s 140-character maximum, taut and to the point: “To spoil anyone quick enough, unreleased mix, stranded for legal reasons. Enjoy” (

The source sound is closer to African pop, all angelic vocals and chiming guitar, than to Nyman’s trademark minimalism, but it’s a glistening treat nonetheless for any listener who, as Rimbaud put it, acts quickly.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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