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Producer Amon Tobin Makes Crafted ’Sample Pack’ of Fear In A Handful of Dust Available Today from Gumroad
AMON TOBIN MAKES COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF HIS OWN METICULOUSLY CRAFTED SOUND AVAILABLE TODAY FOR FIRST TIME VIA SAMPLE PACK FROM GUMROAD
Fear In A Handful Of Dust was lauded as “The Best Sonic Definition For Imperfect Beauty We’ve Got Right Now” by EXCLAIM!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA (THURSDAY JUNE 18, 2020) – Nomark Records is delighted to announce that virtuoso sound sculptor, Amon Tobin, is making available a comprehensive collection of his own meticulously crafted material for the first time via The Sound Of Fear In A Handful Of Dust sample pack. This collection of sounds is available beginning today, exclusively on Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/fearsamplepack.
It would be difficult to find an article about Amon Tobin where “sound design” isn’t mentioned. At the beginning were explorations in the artful use of found sound. Pitchfork acclaimed his use of them, comparing him to Quincy Jones and Miles Davis.
Classic Amon Tobin albums such as Foley Room were studies in the musical application of field recordings and ISAM (Invented Sound Applied to Music) was a testament to the potential of advanced synthesis techniques in forward thinking production.
Tobin’s techniques have been the subject of much debate over a career spanning 20 years but rather than releasing a series of generic samples, this pack is built from the DNA of one of the most recent and technically perplexing albums Fear In a Handful Of Dust. On release of the album in 2019, Electronic Sound Magazine said, “No one evolves sound quite like Amon Tobin. On Fear In A Handful of Dust you can almost imagine him examining and polishing each sound he uses, like a jeweler inspecting his gems through an eyepiece, before placing them back into the mix in just the right place to create a sonic experience of captivating abstracted beauty.”
The sounds in the pack were made with analogue hardware, many from rare and unique sources. The DSP employed is specific to esoteric platforms such as Kyma, which contribute unusual processing techniques. The objective here is to provide access to a level of sound creation not typically attainable. Thus, this is much more than a sample pack, it is a collection of elements that were sculpted, to be combined, from clearly identifiable themes to previously undetectable layers and particulates.
Adjacently relevant video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO52D38BR7E
Now available to be re-ordered and re-imagined into new forms.