After his foray into the video game world Amon shifted his focus from the source material altogether and placed squarely on the manipulation of sound regardless of its origin – found sound.

Armed with a sound engineer (Vid Cousins) and a collection of microphones he set out to find source material in pretty much everyplace possible. Robotics, animals, insects, musicians, utensils, motorbikes and others were all mic’ed and fashioned into the tracks that make up ‘Foley Room’. Neither the process or record are particularly avant-garde these days. The end result is disappointing. The process of ceation seems to have been so interesting that tunes got lost on route.

Amon Tobin – Straight Psyche


Amon Tobin – Bloodstone


Amon Tobin – Kitchen Sink (Clark Remix)


Amon Tobin website


Amon Tobin MySpace


Do buy Amon’s music from legit sources if you like what is here. In his forum, he said
“today, the release date for my album, it’s unlikely that you will see it in most high street shops and after the initial run it’s unlikely that you will be able to order a copy even from online stores. this is because in-spite of more people having access to and apparently listening to my music than ever before, the predicted sales of the record were so low that it didn’t justify the manufacture or distribution to any significant level. strange? not when you consider how hard it might be to convince any retail outlet, physical or digital, that they should try and sell something everybody could already get for free months beforehand.
“so what does this mean in the wider context? who the fuck knows. like I say I won’t speculate on the wider picture and you can draw your own conclusions as to what this means with regards to my own future output. again I stress that I’m not talking about what should happen here. I’m not saying I should be able to ‘keep on doing what I’m doing’ or even that my record deserves to be bought. all I’m saying, mainly for the benefit of those who might otherwise have been unaware, is that if you personally like what I do and wish to continue hearing more then the only way that will happen is if you support it.”

~ by acidted on March 27, 2008.

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