AOTY 2021

How Do You Live

Amon Tobin - How Do You Live
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Progressive electronica influenced by nu jazz, IDM, electroacoustics and ambient.
Well, it’s been a while since we have one of those storied electronic acts with a massive backlog wind up on my schedule - and even then, I’d argue I’m late to the party with this one. But in all due fairness, Amon Tobin is in a pretty interesting lane: initially this Brazilian producer brought a fusion of textured, hardscrabble, noir-adjacent jazz with breakbeat and IDM that at least on the critically acclaimed one-two punch of Permutation and Supermodified really worked for ... read more
A strange record that makes things absolutely no clearer as to what kind of music Tobin actually makes. This is some kind of industrial rock/electronica with some psychedelia influence? I think?

It’s weird, kind of exciting in places - but unfortunately, doesn’t work massively well. A strong opening couple of heavy and confident tracks soon peter out into a bit of mess that doesn’t really seem sure of what it’s trying to be. Things get muddy, overly glitchy, and there ... read more
Out of this world.
During the last 2 years Amon Tobin released 7 albums, some of them with different aliases. Despite I have listened none of them with the exception of "How do you live", I intend to listen all these records in the future. I have listened the rest of his discography though, and I have to say "How Do You Live" is very disappointing.
There is something intimate about these songs, they remind me some of Amon Tobin's works from the 00s, which I really liked, but the songs from ... read more
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Track List

  1. How Do You Live
  2. Rise to Ashes
  3. Sweet Inertia (feat. Figueroa)
  4. Phaedra
  5. In a Valley Stood the Sun
  6. This Living Hand
  7. Button Down Fashion Bow
  8. Now Future
  9. Black as the Sun
  10. All Things Burn
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Added on: April 2, 2021