ISAM - Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune) ZEN 168
With ISAM Tobin native has crafted one of the most stunning and truly exciting albums of hi career. He has made a living out of defying expectations and showing just what can be accomplished with nothing more than a computer and a few well-chosen tricks. But here, where he’s chosen to not dumb anything down but instead to dial it all back a bit, he masks the ingenuity he’s long been known for. On first listen you’re not truly floored until the pummel of ‘Goto 10’ literally forces you out of your seat, but his fidgety dexterity and obvious inability to remain still hides itself well amongst the refinement. The almost magical trickery is never too far below the surface. In continuing to break down boundaries, ISAM has pushed him into a realm of forward-thinking occupied by so few.