Amon Tobin’s role in electronic music innovation cannot be understated. In a career spanning over 20 years, the Brazilian-born UK-raised producer has released of some of the most important, era-defining records of his time, setting a pace of sonic exploration and musical adventurism that has helped to shape much of what has come since.
Beginning in 1996 with Adventures in Foam the distinctive otherness of sound, which Tobin inhabited, was revealed. The musical and technological development of his production ideas through albums like Bricolage, Permuatation, Supermodified and Foley Room culminated in 2011’s ISAM album.
ISAM utilized advanced synthesis processing and production techniques traditionally reserved for sound design in film, and paved the way for a radically new kind of audio-visual performance. The pioneering use of projection mapping in a live performance context, saw the landmark ISAM shows being rightly hailed around the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the Olympia in Paris to the London Hammersmith, and many international festivals including Sonar, MUTEK and Moogfest.
After 8 years of near audio silence, Amon started a record label, Nomark Records, in 2019 and released two albums Fear In A Handful of Dust and Long Stories.
His long established reputation for musical ingenuity is unconfined by genre, and he remains one of the most visionary electronic artists of his generation.