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A beautiful beach with shark infested waters...,
This review is from: Out From Out Where (Audio CD)
It's a completely unprecedented work of genius. No question. The same goes for the rest of his stuff. Even his stuff as Cujo, you have never heard the likes of Amon Tobin before.
I'm not going to go into too much detail with regard to the tracks on the album. What i will say is that this is an album for people who love music as a whole and want to try new things. A particularly dark record in essence, it does have its lighter sides. In places.
If you are bored with the samey electronica of the Chemical Toilet Brothers and such and you want something new, then this is the man for you.
Expect the unexpected. Amon's music takes you places that you have never been before. The lack of innovation in the music industry right now is shocking. Thank the musical gods, then, for record labels like Ninja, Mo-Wax, Fat Cat and Warp, where the ethos is on the music and artist development, not making a quick buck.
Guitar licks, saxophone, heavy bass, scattered jungle, distorted lyrics, trumpet, washboard, kitchen sink, you name it. Its all here. And its been mixed in a way that I never thought possible. Genius.
The beauty of his music is its originality. Its impossible to predict where on earth he's going to go next, if indeed he stays on earth. Im not sure even he knows. The amount of innovation he displays on each record is simply staggering. Check out "Rosies" on this album and you will see what i mean.
This is more of a review of the artist than this particular album, and different albums will appeal to different people. Out from Out Where is the darkest of them all, but Superemodified appeals to me the most. Its like he's directing a bizzare unsettling film in his head and its coming out as this strange noise, a bit like music. You can cut the atmosphere with a knife.
Pure unbridled creativity, Amon takes you on a journey that you have never been on and will be one you will never forget. Its lovely and chilled one minute, then downright scary the next. The variety on offer is extremely vast. You can never get bored of his music and it will keep you coming back for more. Where will he go next? When are we going to get samples of his bowl movements? When is he going to score a film?
All you disillusioned pop fans take comfort, our saviour has arrived.