Following up on the soundscapes of 'On A Hilltop Sat The Moon', Amon Tobin returns with 'Vipers Follow You', the second single from his forthcoming studio album ‘Fear in a Handful of Dust’, which will be released 26 April on his new Nomark label.
'Vipers Follow You' melds organic and electronic elements into an atmosphere of dread, and along with first single 'On A Hilltop Sat The Moon,' sets forth a path of what lies ahead.
Tobin: ‘This instrument is a hybrid of sorts. A strung thing played percussively like a tabla. It distorts and almost breaks sometimes. I play it quite badly but I hope with some feeling.’
Amon’s previous album, ‘ISLAM” utilised advanced synthesis processing and production techniques traditionally reserved for sound design in film, and possibly paved the way for a radically new kind of audiovisual performance. Pioneering the use of projection mapping in a live performance context, the album shows were hailed by major media outlets including Wired, Rolling Stone, NPR, and premiered at prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House, the Olympia in Paris and London Hammersmith, in addition to international festivals including Sonar, MUTEK and Moogfest.
The depth and scope of Amon Tobin's work is a major inspiration to many. From the Kronos Quartet to Diplo, he has achieved respect among artists within and outside electronic music. He established a reputation for musical ingenuity unconfined by genre, and over two decades remains one of the most visionary electronic artists of his generation.