Sunday, October 5 2014
PopMatters' picks for the best albums of the 2000s begins with a series of albums that spans epic metal, ornate indie folk, and a terrifying work of electronic music.
Wednesday, December 21 2011
Our electronic music enthusiasts pick highlights from a year when the genre ranged widely and wildly from ADD dance music to the last great pure dubstep record to an industrial cacophony that's a proper soundtrack to a world in turmoil.
Sunday, December 9 2007
As electronic music's edges bleed out all over the genre map, some sounds have been resurrected, others minimally revised, but the sum total shows a genre that, diffuse identity or not, continues to exert its pull on rock, pop, and the dancefloor.
Tuesday, June 29 2010
Tobin's goal as a composer was to create music that truly reflected the time in which it was made, and to see how far he could remove his samples from their sources before arranging them in new contexts. He achieved such an artifact with each album.
Thursday, June 3 2010
Amon Tobin has sought -- and succeeded -- to unite the two dichotomous sides of electronic music: to satisfy both the dancing feet and the theoretical minds of audiences worldwide.
Wednesday, November 2 2011
Tobin's cube was a thrilling and remarkable image and yet perhaps too ahead of its time, too conceptual, to make a big enough impact for its cost.
Wednesday, May 25 2011
After four years of work, Amon Tobin returns with the most forward-thinking electronic album you're likely to hear for quite some time: the stunning ISAM.
Wednesday, March 7 2007
These are field recordings at their most viscerally involved, built into their tracks from the ground up.
Monday, April 11 2005
I should have been in ecstasy but the question kept springing to mind: Is there any reason to attend a live DJ-set?