Scaners- II CD. It’s clear from the first note of the pulsing organ that jets from your speakers that France’s Scaners are about to let it rip with an album full of tales from their intergalactic space craft. And that’s exactly what they do. The veritable space alien concept album for new wave, synth punk freaks launches with’Please Abduct Me’, because how else would our journey begin? The simple catchy riff and sparse drums behind it prop up a yelping double-tracked effects-laden vocalist that pulls it together enough to convey the woozy paranoia of being pulled silently from our refuge. What follows is 11 more gonzo-synth punk tracks that sound like it came from a super group made up of members of the Spits, the Briefs, the Epoxies and the Screamers. This album is a great mix of synth punk, bouncy first wave punk and synthey new-wave tied together perfectly in a story worthy of the finest trash, sci-fi B-movie. A fantastic album from a great new band who wraps their influences up into their own unique style. Import from the UK.