It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but Slowdive was just too good to resist. For a 20 year reunion tour it felt appropriate to capture the magic of arguably my favorite song of theirs “Alison” on video. Anyways, read on for the video, a full audio recording of the show, and an informative interview explaining that there may be an eventual new Slowdive album!
Amon Tobin’s new live ISAM tour show is incredible, amazing, astounding, stupendous, ridiculous, and well, you get the picture. Words cannot describe the sensation of seeing and hearing the seemingly alive geomtrical structure that Amon Tobin plays inside (see the cube) while hosting a wold of visuals projected onto it from the outside. It is (quite possibly) out of this world.
As you can see from the picture above (which is what it looks like after the show is over), the visuals are in fact projected onto the structure (by two of the biggest and probably most expensive projectors I will ever see) as opposed to it being a big led structure screen a la Daft Punk, Etienne De Crecy, or Deadmau5‘s recent live shows. It is definitely the best visual setup I have ever seen or heard of for a live act. But instead of trying to explain the awesomeness, I’ll just let the videos I took speak for themselves.
Below check out Amon Tobin playing “Piece of Paper” and “Bed Time Stores” from his 2011 album ISAM in the first video amd “Slowly” from his album Supermodified and some other new sounding song I don’t recognize in the second video. If this show comes to your city, do not miss it. Seriously.
As a bonus, I’ve also included an older video below of Amon Tobin showing off and explaining some of his best dj tricks (it is hilarious). Enjoy.