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Q: “You said on a Songtrust interview that you are working on seven different projects this year under different musical aliases. Will we perhaps see a return of Cujo?”

 

A: “1. Amon Tobin

2. Two Fingers

3. Only Child Tyrant

All coming out soon on Nomark, the rest will follow. Can't wait!”

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how many great musicians must be destroyed by eurorack?!?

lmao

every electronic musician faces two paths to hell: modular or vocals

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I really like supermodified and bricolage still and have listened to the new tracks . I'm hoping he is taking the post modern angle and releasing the intermission tracks first

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Is there any way of making reddit ama's readable ?

 

Yeah the layout is really bad.

 

Lol Reddit in general, never could get into it because of the shitty layout. 

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Well for those who wanted a more jazzy, old school drum&bass style... it's pretty much the opposite : bippyty-bloop-buzz atmospheric soundscapes.  There is not one track that is percusive-style.

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Well for those who wanted a more jazzy, old school drum&bass style... it's pretty much the opposite : bippyty-bloop-buzz atmospheric soundscapes.  There is not one track that is percusive-style.

How do you know? Isn't this supposed to be released in 14 days?

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Well for those who wanted a more jazzy, old school drum&bass style... it's pretty much the opposite : bippyty-bloop-buzz atmospheric soundscapes.  There is not one track that is percusive-style.

 

That's a shame. 

 

I'll probably pass.

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The latest issue of Electronic Sound magazine has an interview with him, and describes it as a new kind of musique concrete where he tries to focus on one type of sound production rather than a dance record of various ideas.

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Heard this in full at a listening session in London last night - no 'beats' per se, and plays off some of the sound design techniques on ISAM, but this time with a bit more fun and melody. The longest central track was the standout, loads of interesting physical modelling/string pluck stuff with nice textures, but those looking for rhythms/beats will be disappointed.

Looks like he's doing a Two Fingers release this year though, which will probably satisfy.

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so it's pretty....like, really pretty. But it certainly lacks 'beats'. I guess after this long it's not exactly what I expected but I like it for what it is. I think Bricolage/Permutation/Supermodified/OFOW Tobin are long gone, and that's ok. Those are timeless albums. 

 

I'll be listening to this quite a bit, it definitely has it's own mood. Nice wind-down/late night album. 

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So... it's out today. Still on the fence as to whether I'll buy/listen to this.

 

Initial thoughts/reviews are what I suspected.  

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Really enjoying this! Lots of noodly intricacy and melodic touches that keep my ears interested.

 

I'm pleased he's left the beats off and there's a new Two Fingers release in the works which should satisfy that craving.

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