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Fascinating, absorbing, eerie, majestic.
on 10 June 2007
The great thing about this album is that most existing fans will love it, yet it offers new directions and angles compared with previous Amon Tobin material. The delicacy and sparsity of some of the samples and instruments reminds me a little of DJ Krush, whilst the incredible percussion and programming is there in all its usual stunning style and imagination. I put this CD on in my car and it sounded like I had a new sound system, the production is so amazing. Whilst I understand the other reviewers' thoughts on the more experimental tracks, after just a few spins I like everything on the CD. It somehow makes you feel like you're living life in a movie, with the music listening to you as much as the other way round: eerie. Tobin's tunes don't just evoke scenes, eras and atmospheres, they actually make you feel as if you've experienced these scenes for real, as if in a previous life. The first two tracks really blew me away on first listen, even though I had high expectations; completely fascinating music. I've also got a DVD with it which I look forward to checking out.. Amen, Amon!