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Amon Tobin: Remixes/Collaborations

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Texture is by definition a somewhat mysterious thing in music. Ideally when many layers intertwine on record it can be difficult to sort them out as individual voices, and that's exactly where the many become the one. How many? Which? You decide.

Texture has always been a strength of Amon Tobin, Brazilian expatriate and electronic music artist. His music tends to groove along a rich course, making use of accents and changes in instrumentation to fuel forward motion. On Remixes/Collaborations ...

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Amon Tobin: Out From Out There

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In the world of electronic music, it's too easy to get trapped in the details or, conversely, gloss them over with thick swaths of sound. (That is, of course, if you're not making the kind of mass-market dreck that the deaf can enjoy.) In the case of experimental electronica, the situation is particularly lopsided. The tools at today's musicians' disposal are so sophisticated that endless samples and loops can be thrown in the mix ad nauseam. The balance is so ...

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