Published Mar 02, 2012We're both confused and excited as the prospect of the new box set from Amon Tobin, which will be coming out soon through Ninja Tune.
Why are we excited? Well, the package will include a whopping six ten-inch records, seven CDs and two DVDs. According to an announcement from the label, it will include a slew of unheard goodies including (deep breath): "Amon Tobin's earliest audio experiments (never been played in public before), film and television score work, unreleased score work, deleted bootlegs, ISAM live show DVD, ISAM live audio album, remixes, cover versions and re-interpretations of the ISAM album, remixes Amon has produced for others, a recording of the (November 2010) Royal Albert Hall orchestrations of Amon Tobin and more."
So why are we confused? Well, Ninja Tune lists the release date as May 21, but also notes that this is a Record Store Day release (something that we've reported as well). Of course, RSD is actually on April 21, one month before the scheduled release date, so we're not entirely sure when this one will actually be coming out (maybe May 21 is just a typo?).
UPDATE: Ninja Tune has now updated its product listing for the set, and according to Tobin's publicist, the box set is not coming out on Record Store Day after all. However, Ninja Tune is still taking pre-orders for the set before its May 21 release date. Best of all, up above you can get a glimpse of what this massive box will look like. Seriously, just picture that sitting proudly on your record shelf.
In any case, this box set will come packaged as a bolt-fastened box. See the massive tracklist over at Tobin's official website, and pre-order a copy right here for £90 (around $141). Also watch a trailer for the box set at the bottom of the page.
In other Tobin news, the electro whiz will continue his visually stunning ISAM tour in the coming months. See the schedule below, and make note of the Canadian stop in Toronto on September 10.
4/13 Indio, CA - Coachella
4/20 Indio, CA - Coachella
5/12 London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton
5/19 Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy One (FutureEverything Festival)
6/14 Barcelona, Spain - Sonar Festival
9/1 Seattle, WA - WaMu Theatre
9/2 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
9/4 Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House
9/6 Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
9/7 Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
9/9 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
9/10 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
9/12 Boston, MA - House of Blues Boston
9/13 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
9/14 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
9/17 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
9/19 Clemson, SC - Brooks Center
9/20 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
9/22 Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
9/24 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
9/25 Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
10/5 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre Berkeley
10/12 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre