We Love This: Amon Tobin ISAM 2.0 Live
He’s currently on tour with his new project ISAM 2.0 (to support the album of the same name) and if you can’t tell from the image in this post, the stage presentation is beyond any concert experience we’ve ever been a part of…Daft Punk included.
A massive arrangement of cubes sits on stage, and inside one of these cubes is Amon Tobin himself, playing new songs live as images of robotic chaos, spaceships, byzantine life support systems, Kubrick-like interiors and dripping monsters are projected all over the cubes in sync with his own brand of electronic madness – heavily synchronized mechanical beats that crash together so hard their impact leaves the suggestion of something organic underneath. Just a suggestion of an organism though, and Tobin knows this, letting the images slow down at points in the show to reveal a peaceful being at the center of all the machinery, calmly manipulating the noise.
The manipulation became hyper-literal when Tobin strapped on some kind of glove system (powergloves probably) that projected his hands in real time as a kind of dot matrix. As he moved his hands, new sounds were created and onscreen, impossible wave forms spun away from his fingers in real time. Check out an image right here.
Ok, its a fools errand to try and describe this stuff, so instead, here are a few videos (one of which is promotional, two of which we shot) and LightBomber shots we took at the show. Get inspired.