This one slipped me by — Amon Tobin’s new album, Isam, was released early for digital purchase (official release for May 23rd). Surprisingly challenging, the album is like a struggle between machine, man, beast, and a child’s toy room. What’s even more fascinating about the virgin soundscapes is that unlike his previous album, Foley Room, the artist has confirmed “there are no samples on this record”. Hard to imagine after you’ve given it your ear.
In a similar move to Radiohead’s past digital releases, Amon Tobin has several choices for downloadable formats when you buy the digital version, including FLAC, Apple Lossless, and WAV. Seems like you get the compressed MP3 version with any other higher quality option — which is nice.