The experimental duo preview their forthcoming album with two explosive tracks.
Ahead of September's Another Life debut album, these preview tracks feel marginally more human. "AS A.W.O.L"'s deeply pitched and distorted vocals carry a grave sensuality, similar to Planningtorock's brilliant 2011 album, W. They trail a tantalizingly tough rhythmic melody that moves at a lumbering pace, the gnarled bassline carnal in its delivery. PAN labelmate Pan Daijing offers a typically taut delivery of her bilingual vocals to the more ungainly tempo of "AS Chaos," which at one point explodes into a trance breakdown. There's a growing appreciation for epic pop in Amnesia Scanner's sound, specifically in disassembling and reconfiguring the darker elements of rave and hip-hop into their own brand of dystopian dance music.