Amon Tobin marches to no one’s beat but his own. In a career spanning over ten years he has been connected to but never belonged to a host of scenes and styles. He has consistently made the music he feels he needs to make, not what other people think he ought to make, always exhibiting a level of attention to sonic detail which makes his music more intensely textured, beautiful and brutal than almost anyone’s out there.
Make no mistake – Stunt Rhythms is about beats and bass, and nowhere is that made clearer than in the form of this double A-side single. "Sweden"s thunderous bass rolls in like evil-looking weather fronts, its glacial synths breaking through like welcome shafts of light. Full of purpose and addictive funk, it's the perfect intro to the Stunt Rhythms album.
"Razorback" comes on like a whole new soundtrack for an as-yet-uninvented future pop-locking. Its infectious glitches, stabs and sub bass develop in intensity, making the listener want more, and feel intensely satisfied when more is given.
If you imagine Mantronix as a Kenworth K100 truck, Two Fingers is what happens when the truck turns into Optimus Prime.