Over the course of the last month, Amon has been teasing us with various screenshot’s of new artwork on his website. Shortly after new artwork began to show up the Amon’s official Facebook page leaving fans to speculate that a new album was on the horizon (and they weren’t far off). On April 18th Amon Tobin will release his latest masterpiece ‘Dark Jovian’ a limited edition EP that will on be on sale for the Record Store Day.
Holding something that we've made in our hand is a particuliar thing. Even more when it's something which is distributed to the public like a book or a disc. Here is what has made Amon Tobin when he had in his hands his first record.
In 2007, Amon Tobin released, "Foley Room", which marks a watershed in the artist’s creation process. Amon Tobin is equiped with a highly sensitive microphone and a tape recorder in order to collect thousands of sounds from the surrounding world: animals, toys, motors, factories and many other things become the artist’s sound source. See how this idea came to him...
An extended version of "Big Marching Threat" by Amon Tobin. The original track is to short, so #YurliHnatyuk extended it. Many thanks to him.
The original track was made for a documentary called "Pax americana" about Weaponization of Space.
“F*** visuals we're sinking every last penny into the sound system!" - Amon Tobin
In 2007, Amon Tobin upload on his website a series of unreleased track, bootleg, live mix...Here is the first of these freebie and this one is a really good one!!! Venus Hendrix Live Mix is a mix of Venus In Furs by The Velvet Underground, and Voodoo Child (Slight Return) by Jimi Hendrix. Listen to it here!!!
Wim Wender is a German filmmaker, playwright, author, and photographer. He made in 2011 a documentary called "Pina" which is about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch. Wim Wender used few Amon Tobin's tracks like "Fatass Joint" in this documentary and also tracks like Untitled, Yasawas, Fat Ass Joint, Ruthless during the "Pina Bauch Brooklyn Academy of Music Performance". Here is what he thinks about Amon Tobin's music.
Special TG1 is a new track by Two Fingers available on itunes. No advertisement for this piece, neither on amontobin.com nor on Ninja, but a curious fan find this single track on iTunes. The visual is the same as Stunt Rhythms but in white. The track focuses on the essentials...beat, beat and beat.
We all have (for those of us who are over 30 years old) played with tapes. But none of us has become a specialist in sampling. That's what happened to Amon Tobin who tells us in this interview, his first musical experimentation.