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Kontour is a British all-electronic group from the South of England. Their album, ‘Scanners’, has been recognised as a step forward in electronic music, albeit with odd and eccentric footsteps. Containing songs about government surveillance and mass paranoia sounding like it was recorded during a nuclear war. The fifteen-track CD is a testament to the creative work of a creative artist pushing the boundaries of music. Each song blends into the next with the continuity you’d expect from a modern day apocalyptic storyteller. The themes are reminiscent of Burroughs or Ballard approaching people’s ideals of untruths and hidden reality. The uniqueness of ‘Scanners’ can be attributed to the writer and producer David Hunt, who’s experimental approach, to the album, has created some unique and interesting sounds. Having experimented with analogue effects and tape recorders on previous recordings, he continued with that approach and ran with it into the far future. The songs were constructed from the ground up with distorted rhythm tracks and mantra basslines weaving in and out through crazed synth noise sounding like something unheard of in today’s clean digital age. Running over and under the music is the uneasy vocal of Hunt, who uses various methods to create the eerie sound of the story teller feeding you the lines to some sordid hidden secret hidden by the powers that be. The subject matter turns to the darker side of life with stories of conspiracy, fetish fantasy and abnormal emotions. Tracks like ‘Necromance’ and ‘Kennedy Syndrome’ reveal the development in music style since Kontour’s previous release. The conclusion of experimentation mixed with the uneasy vocals makes this CD an engaging listen.