LABEL: Big DadaSCORE: 8/10Phwoar! The golden age of Bass, how low can you go? is evoked as the frighteningly prolific Amon Tobin unleashes an unashamed celebration of killer breakbeat action, recalling Def Jam’s seminal forays into mating thunderous funk grooves with snarling guitars in the late 80s, except amped to new levels of pulverising impact.
In this age of aural sanitation and politeness, it’s fantastic to be assaulted by a beast so toweringly salivating in the bottom end, necessitating maximum volume and capable of stoking the odd Tarzan call. Amon’s already proved to be one of electronica’s finest talents, so it’s doubly good to hear him display himself as a master of noise to boot.
The remix comes from OWSLA-signed Bristol duo KOAN Sound, who intriguingly chop the beats into even more of an early Beasties direction but savagely mated with ultra-modern bass strategies, while the chords blast another juggernaut pattern, rounding off a monstrous double header for Christmas carnage.