On October 2nd Amon Tobin will release Stunt Rhythms, his second album operating under his Two Fingers alias, via Big Dada/Ninja Tune. This week, Amon Tobin will invade New York City with a trio of events, including the latest stop of his incredibly A/V stimulating ISAM Live 2.0 Tour at the Hammerstein Ballroom this Friday, September 14th, an audio/visual art exhibition opening at the Spencer Brownstone Gallery on September 15th, and a headline DJ set that evening for the Rocks Off Concert Cruise Series.
Amon Tobin has called Stunt Rhythms his love letter to hip-hop, to the early elements of the culture built around innovation and freshness. Those elements permeate throughout Stunt Rhythms, including on recent single "101 South," and is built around heavy synths and crashing break beats. Elsewhere, songs like "Snap" bring together off-kilter, bubbling synths and quick chops, breaking down classic hip-hop production to its constituent components, while other tracks, like "Razorback" and "Defender Rhythm" are likely better experienced (and danced to) than described.
As with all of Amon Tobin's projects, Stunt Rhythms will incorporate a strong visual presence, both through unique album packaging and through his heralded visual-heavy live performances. Stunt Rhythms will be released in a limited edition lemon-yellow three-LP format with a triptych dye cut sleeve that's truly stunning and on Saturday, September 15th, Amon Tobin will celebrate the opening of Control Over Nature, an audio/visual collaboration with award-winning artist Tessa Farmer that will be hosted at the Spencer Brownstone Gallery and run through October 6th. More information on the installation can be found here. Later that evening, Tobin will spin a special set for the Rocks Off Concert Cruise Series.
To support Stunt Rhythms, Amon Tobin is currently in the midst of a string of shows that started with two headline performances at Coachella earlier this year and followed with a sold-out night at London's Brixton Academy, a tour run through Australia, and another run through Europe. This fall, Amon Tobin has been touring stateside as a part of his ISAM Live 2.0 Tour. The tour will make a stops in New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, and more. Amon Tobin has compared the tour's complex stage and light arrangements to that of an art installation.