Record Store Day is shaping up to be one ridiculous musical frenzy, and I think Amon Tobin‘s just won out the entire damn thing.
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for Dark Jovian.
An undisputed pioneer and legend of electronic music, Tobin will be putting out his new EP – his first new music in four years – exclusively for Record Store Day on April 18. Pressed onto two etched white vinyls, with a rubber wheel and a clear plastic storage box, there’ll be five brand new tracks and three remixes to feast upon.
The EP has been inspired by Tobin’s interest in space. According to his website: “I made these tracks a year or two ago after binge-watching space exploration films. People have, from time to time, described things I’ve done as “scores for imaginary movies,” which has always irritated me, but on this occasion it’s sort of true. Even so, what I was really trying to do was to interpret a sense of scale, like moving towards impossibly giant objects until they occupy your whole field of vision, planets turning, or even how it can feel just looking up at night.”
Specifically, he’s been inspired by classic sci-fi composers. “My musical influences are on my sleeve with this EP. Anyone who loves John Williams, Gerry Goldsmith or Gyorgy Ligeti will hopefully see what I’m drawing from, and how it then sits in an electronic context. Dark Jovian is a small personal project which is, nevertheless, dear to me: A one off indulgence into a genre that I love.”
A – Etching
B1. Dark Jovian
B2. In Your Own Time
B3. Adrastea Contact
B5. Encounter on Io
C1. Encounter on Io (Lee Gamble Reshape)
C2. Adrastea Contact (Logos Remix)
C3. In Your Own Time (Eprom Remix)
D – Etching
The album comes out on April 18 via Ninja Tune. In the meantime, watch this immensely tantalising teaser, and check out the images below: