Amnesia Scanner is a Berlin-based music duo, performing arts group, experience design studio, and production house, created by Finnish-born Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala. Founded in 2014, the duo's approach is informed by a unique perspective on technology and the way it mediates contemporary experience. System vulnerabilities, information overload, and sensory excess inform their work, which has found a home in both clubs and galleries.
The album sees them build on mixtape AS Live [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ](2014) and Angels Rig Hook (2015), plus their dual EPs for Young Turks, AS and AS Truth (2016). Haimala and Kalliala have also made straightforward techno and electro as Renaissance Man
We're told that the most striking detail of Another Life is Amnesia Scanner's use of both human and inhuman voices. The latter is provided by the latest addition to the production unit, a disembodied voice called Oracle. The album features two collaborations with Pan Daijing, including "AS Chaos," a digital single released on PAN back in April.
Amnesia Scanner has presented work at art institutions such as ICA London, HKW Berlin, and the Serpentine Gallery Marathon in London. They collaborate with PWR Studio for their design and visual direction. The AS live experience is co-created with Stockholm-based Canadian designer Vincent De Belleval. When unplugged from the Amnesia Scanner stream, Haimala works as a composer and producer with a wide range of musical and visual artists, and Kalliala co-directs the think tank Nemesis.
The album mastered by Jeremy Cox, and features photography by Satoshi Fujiwara.
01. AS Symmetribal (04:29)
02. AS Unlinear feat Pan Daijing (02:12)
03. AS A.W.O.L. (03:30)
04. AS Another Life (03:24)
05. AS Daemon (03:10)
06. AS Too Wrong (04:15)
07. AS Spectacult feat Oracle (02:59)
08. AS Faceless (02:31)
09. AS Chain (02:17)
10. AS Securitaz (04:17)
11. AS Chaos feat Pan Daijing (03:50)
12. AS Rewild (02:42)
Another Life will land on September 7 via PAN, with "AS A.W.O.L." streaming in full below.