With an unpredictable, eerie [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Tricky[/lastfm]-esque production style and a knack for unconventional sounds rooted in jazz, blues, and Latin, the Brazilian electronic musician [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Amon Tobin[/lastfm] has established himself as one of the most innovative sound geniuses of electronic music. On his eighth release ISAM, the album features Tobin experimenting in ways he's never done before. Although he's gained an unparalleled amount of recognition with his debut album, Adventures of Foam, under the jazz-breakbeat guise of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cujo [/lastfm]as well as Ninja Tune drum 'n' bass releases under his own name, ISAM is by far the most intense pieces of work fans of Tobin will hear from everything he has achieved thus far. Not only does ISAM feature Tobin's vocals for the first time, synthesized and gender modified, it was also entirely created around field recordings (samples of lions, wolves, bees, factories, and so on) but then synthesized these sounds and built them into actual playable instruments. [pullquote quote="It's by far the most exciting development in my personal quest for some control over nature." credit="Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune)"]"Anything from a grain of found sound to my own voice can be transformed into something new," Tobin explains on his Ninja Tune press release. Tracks like "Kitty Cat," and "Dropped From the Sky" are some of the album best songs featuring Tobin vocals shredded in some kind of sweetness with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Autechre [/lastfm]-like mechanics. In short, this album is truly amazing and like most of Tobin's records, it consistently engages the listener throughout each song. Stream ISAM in its entirety below and head to Soundcloud for Tobin's commentary. You can learn more about the release and order it at Amon Tobin's website. Physical copies are due out May 23. [soundcloud url="http://soundcloud.com/amon-tobin/amon-tobin-isam"] [Free MP3 - "Lost And Found"] Tracklist 1 Journeyman 2 Piece Of Paper 3 Goto 10 4 Surge 5 Lost & Found 6 Wooden Toy 7 Mass & Spring 8 Calculate 9 Kitty Cat 10 Bedtime Stories 11 Night Swim 12 Dropped From The Sky _______________________________________________________________________________
ISAM is now available digitally from the Ninjashop and iTunes. Physical formats will be released 23rd May, including a 6 panel gatefold CD, Double Heavyweight LP with printed inner sleeves, and a limited edition CD Artbook featuring exclusive images and an essay by John Doran.

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