Friday, September 21, 2012

Amon Tobin at the Tabernacle

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Amon Tobin brought the ISAM Live 2.0 experience to the Tabernacle September 20th for a show that was nothing short of mind-blowing. Even without the aid of chemical enhancers, an undeniable, albeit abstract, narrative played out amid the massive installation of sensory-jamming visuals. Making sense of it all here after the fact does no justice to the mammoth effort involved in executing the stage set, and the artistic vision that conceived of such a show. But imagine, if you will, a mash up of Cubist and sci-fi aesthetics, wrapped around the existential plight of a man engulfed by technology, set to the tune of enormous bass swell, drones, clicks, chirps, spacious drum'n'bass, and mutant hip-hop beats, and you're on the right track. Not exactly EDM, but everybody in the room was moving.

Perry Julien’s photos from the show do capture the moment, but the video (below the jump), recorded at Moog Fest 2011 is a nice visual aid. Jump ahead to about the 6 minute mark and let it sink in.

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