Amon Tobin
Out From Out Where


4.0
excellent

Review

by Adash USER (43 Reviews)
October 4th, 2010 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Grand Theft Audio

It’s getting to the point of ridiculousness. Surely there can only be so many good samples one can appropriate and fit together into weird and wonderful new jigsaw puzzles? This generation has seen so much thieving going on it’s a wonder that there’s anything left in the shop. Premier and the Bomb Squad broke in first and nicked all the good ***, whilst Shadow cleaned up hard on their heels. Even the polite young Australian gentlemen clearing up stuffed their pockets with the sweets that remained.

What’s left? Some discarded odds and ends lying forgotten in dark corners; scraps of bread and rotten fruit, all destined for the garbage heap of history. Yet out from out here a hungry Amon Tobin steps in, gobbles up the mess and then ***s out pure gold. Again

Although the majority of Out from Out Where is made up of wonderfully obscure samples, for the first time in his career Tobin drops in his own pre-recorded parts. This not only avoids complicated clearance issues but also adds a complete new set of colours to his palette, ensuring that this gorgeous work is the centrepiece in his gallery of sounds. Complementing the usual break beats and acoustic instruments are a surfeit of synths that Tobin splashes around the way a maddened Pollock hurled paint at canvases. Chopped up vocals are thrown into the mix to spice things up on funky single Verbal, whilst the delectable bitches brew that is Rosies brings the swagger back so hard Excision, Datsik and Usher all felt compelled to write a song about it.

You’d think that after a triad of fantastic albums the Tobin machine would be running out of steam. Not a chance; Out is as intense and focused as a laser beam. It flows like the serpentine Nile, around dark temples and pyramids of sound from where the hushed voices of eons past emanate before merging with lush tropical breezes, creating spiralling dust storms of sound that envelop cities, continents, worlds.

But I digress. Put simply, Out from Out Where is yet another astonishing album from one of the most consistent, singular and downright brilliant producers of the last twenty years.

Now get it and get out from out here



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Slipping Away
October 4th 2010


1261 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice review, this definitely needed one. Amon is probably my favorite electronic artist right now so spot on with that last comment. Album rules.

Adash
October 4th 2010


1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Proof that god exists because Amon Tobin created him

4x

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
October 4th 2010


16137 Comments


Wow, just checked this out, and it is awesome. Good to see a musical project outside of metal reference LotR.

Adash
October 4th 2010


1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Having someone called Angel of Death come and find something they like in the weird world of electronica is the reason I review

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
October 4th 2010


16137 Comments


The first thing that came to mind when I saw this was Amon Amarth, though I knew they weren't going to sound anything alike lol.

I like some electronica already, but mainly just the more major acts. This is definately something I could get into though.

Adash
October 4th 2010


1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is less of fire and the void and more of god

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
October 4th 2010


16137 Comments


Haha, well said.

geng
October 4th 2010


1986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Not as good as Foley Room, but close.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 4th 2010


31493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nice review

Digging: Hyperdub - Hyperdub 10.4

Zettel
October 4th 2010


602 Comments


Good job. You made it look easy.

Adash
October 4th 2010


1356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

much obliged

Typhoner
March 30th 2013


893 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

This album appears to be a bit overlooked, but it's just as awesome as his other stuff

Digging: ENA - Binaural

mindleviticus
May 3rd 2013


8327 Comments


Oh jeez; the only Amon Tobin album I haven't heard :[

Typhoner
May 3rd 2013


893 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

You can't really go wrong on any of his albums. Supermodified is in between Pemutation and this in terms of style, so if you like those...

Relinquished
November 8th 2013


25585 Comments


best one



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