The Canadian, Montreal based duo Headscan fuses futuristic dancefloor oriented music with dark cinematographic soundscapes. The band combines the best elements of electro industrial and cinematic ambient resulting in a sound that is fresh and exciting, while holding true to its predecessors in electronic music.
Claude Charnier (music) & Christian Pomerleau (vocal + visuals) have been active in Montreal’s local alternative music scene for more then 20 years now, thru many projects but particularly within the techno industrial outfit Insurgent, playing a hard and intense mix of electronic and acoustic music. Co-founder of that band, Claude did the music for two releases, “System Structure Security” and “Supercollider”, before leaving the group in 1999 to focus on a mainly electronic music project. Christian came to be the singer of Insurgent later in that bands history before creating Headscan with Claude , bringing also his talents in motion graphics and web design to the band. They released a self-produced ep entitled “High-Orbit Pioneers” in 2000 that was well received by the scene.
Signed to Artoffact Records in 2001 they’ve released their first album entitled Shaper and Mechanist to great reviews worldwide. Dark moods, electronic voices, bubbling basses and relentless beats create a futuristic soundscape for the new dark ages inspired in parts by the writings of science-fiction author Bruce Sterling.
In September 2005, HEADSCAN have joined the Alfa Matrix label for Europe for the release of their much anticipated new album “Pattern Recognition”. A mind-blowing sonic assault that offers you a window to what the future of electronic music will ultimately be and firmly places HEADSCAN amongst the elite of electro industrial made in Canada.
The band is now back from a prolonged leave of absence spent exploring other artistic avenues, with new and exciting material soon to be released on Sonocode. We set sail for the future.