Ninja Tune veteran Amon Tobin has given his sound a comprehensive update. His latest album ISAM sounds more radical and experimental than all earlier releases by the Brazilian producer, but is still incredibly listenable. Science-fiction jazz in the best sense of the word. But Amon Tobin is taking his opus magnum even further: Together with Tessa Farmer, an artist from the London Saatchi Gallery, he has created the art installation ISAM: Control Over Nature, which deals with such abstract topics as deprivation of the senses and the mechanisation of nature. But even without a theoretical background the photos in this piece of work are impressive. They adorn the award-worthy cover artwork of ISAM, which was, of course, also published in a tempting book edition.
In June Amon Tobin will be appearing live with ISAM in five cities. The shows are being touted as an audiovisual spectacle in which the futuristic sound of the track merges with space-consuming 3D installations. The only performance in Germany is taking place on Thursday, 9 June, at Astra in Berlin, alongside Amon Tobin his label mates Emika, The Bug (DJ Set) and Shuttle will also be making an appearance. You won’t be able to find more sound power anywhere else.
Electronic Beats is giving away 2 pairs of free tickets to those who send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winners will be notified by e-mail on Tuesday, 7 June.
ISAM is being released by Ninja Tune, you can find our detailed review here. A preview of the book edition is available on Amon Tobin’s website, and you can listen to the album in its full length on Soundcloud.