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To support his new album, Amon Tobin and an army of designers have created an ambitious live digital experience that is currently traveling the world.

Very, very previously.
posted by functionequalsform (17 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
He went to similar lengths for his production of Foley Room. His dedication to the craft is remarkable, and shows in the music. Christ, who knew I'd be listening to a video game soundtrack for a game I'd never played, and loving it so much. That has to be worth points.

Filthy Light Thief's Ninja Tunes post has cost me hundreds of dollars. It deserves to be linked here, as a source of more awesome music.

I thought that we banned shills. :D
posted by Stagger Lee at 8:54 AM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


"09/29/11 Decibel Music Festival Seattle"

Woot.
posted by loquacious at 9:12 AM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


It is the most amazing show in the world. Go if you can.
posted by chrillsicka at 9:17 AM on July 19, 2011


Not coming anywhere near me, alas. I've really enjoyed every Amon Tobin album I've bought, so thanks for reminding me to get the new one anyway.
posted by immlass at 9:34 AM on July 19, 2011




Not coming anywhere near me, alas. I've really enjoyed every Amon Tobin album I've bought, so thanks for reminding me to get the new one anyway.
posted by immlass at 9:34 AM on July 19 [+] [!]


It is very good, and his live show is spectacular even without multimedia. I was skeptical prior to going, I'm not anymore.
posted by Stagger Lee at 9:54 AM on July 19, 2011


I'd been wondering what he was up to. Used to love his stuff way back when, late 90s, I guess.

Guess I should pay more attention to the gaming world.
posted by philip-random at 10:00 AM on July 19, 2011


I've loved him a long time, though I have to say: saw him live in SF years ago and was kinda let down. He basically smoked cigs and started tracks on his laptop. Tinkered a little but it really didn't feel very live or interactive. Prefuse 73 played right after, also largely laptop based, and just threw the hell down - I've liked him ever since.

But, everyone has off nights, and I still like Amon Tobin's music a lot, so maybe I should try to get a babysitter for this!
posted by freebird at 10:21 AM on July 19, 2011


unlike his previous works, this album is all played and manipulated live on a haken continuum board. Here are a nice few vids showing the workflow.
So awesome...
posted by pucklermuskau at 10:21 AM on July 19, 2011


i am so stoked he's playing in the states. there was sturming and dranging among the people when there were no us tour dates announced.
posted by beefetish at 10:38 AM on July 19, 2011


The Foley Room Tour was fsking fantastic - I'm a tall guy who normally stands in the back so others can see, but I nudged my way into the sphere of sound. Standing behind the speakers, the show was wonderful. Amidst the speakers, the sound swirled around me, and it was AMAZING. I cannot wait for this tour.

I will be in SF for this show. Anyone for a meetup?
posted by filthy light thief at 10:58 AM on July 19, 2011


Is it better, or comparable to daft punk's 2006/2007 alive tour?
posted by palbo at 11:49 AM on July 19, 2011


My .02: I was at the premiere in Montreal and found the setpiece tremendously uninteresting (although technically admirable). It was one of those acts when it was really clear that at no point in the development process did any of Tobin's collaborators say "no" to him. Personally, I think building a structure with geometry like that and then projection mapping CRAZY PATTERNS onto it doesn't even make any sense. What is the point? Tobin's team could probably take some art direction tips from the AntiVJ or Raster-Noton crews. The work felt sophomoric compared to all the other great integrated AV performance projects on that showed at MUTEK this year.
posted by serial_consign at 12:57 PM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Extremely excited about this. Tzh Tzh brrrmbp brrrmpbp bchonhchachonk.
posted by lalochezia at 1:29 PM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


"09/29/11 Decibel Music Festival Seattle"

Woot.


Meetup!
posted by P.o.B. at 1:59 PM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


"09/29/11 Decibel Music Festival Seattle"

Woot.

Meetup!


Me too me too!
posted by erasorhed at 3:26 PM on July 19, 2011


I was at the Montreal premiere, and it truly was the most amazing visual presentation I've ever seen at a music show. Thanks for posting this "shill" - artistic merit up the wazoo!
posted by Philofacts at 6:38 PM on July 19, 2011


10/25/11 Brooklyn Masonic Temple

Yes yes yes yes.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 9:36 PM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


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