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Amon Tobin – box set

Author: Colin | Published: 10/6/12

Artist Amon Tobin
Title
Label NinjaTune
Year 2012
Design Oscar & Ewan; packaging development: Think Tank Media
Music Electronic
Notes Boxset = 7xCD | 6×10″ vinyl | 2xDVD | 4xbolts, wingnuts and more. My arms ache a little just thinking about this one, not an object to stub your toe on either. Humour aside, this is an impressive physical object. Tobin’s exploration of the natural world via his ISAM project (reprised here) is echoed in the flowerpress compression of the card-enclosed media. Only a shadow of imagery on the outside, Tobin’s impressive visuals are found on the DVDs. As far as I can tell, this collection doesn’t actually have a name, contributing a little further to the design’s sense of statuesque silence. It’s a true cornucopia for the Tobin fan, as NinjaTune describes it:

Most of the material is unreleased, almost none of it has ever been available on a physical format before. It includes new music, unreleased dub plates and a wealth of archive material, Amon Tobin’s earliest audio experiments (never been played in public before), film and television score work, unreleased score work, deleted bootlegs, ISAM live show DVD, ISAM live audio album, remixes, cover versions and re-interpretations of the ISAM album, remixes Amon has produced for others, a recording of the (November 2010) Royal Albert Hall orchestrations of Amon Tobin and more…

The video below is well worth watching to get a sense of the intent of this thing. It’s a limited edition available to purchase from the NinjaTune website.

Also - Isam, Control Over Nature
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Comments

  1. The design is beautiful all ’round…though, the wing nuts seem like a poor choice in relation to the nice simplicity. They seem a little ‘hooptie’ in context with all of the delicate finesse that was so carefully considered elsewhere. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Hans — June 10, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

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