News: Two Fingers release new album ‘Stunt Rhythms’ this September!
Make no mistake – ‘Stunt Rhythms’ is about beats and bass. The model for the album comes from “Fools Rhythm“, one of the standout tracks from Ninja Tune’s 20th anniversary ‘XX’ boxset, an infectious mixture of playground melody, sharp beat and thunderous bass.
Amon Tobin marches to no one’s beat but his own. In a career spanning over ten years he has always exhibited a level of attention to sonic detail which makes his music more intensely textured, beautiful and brutal than almost anyone’s out there. This latest release coincides with a free download of the track “101 South”, available through Pitchfork. To access the download click here.
Although Amon’s love of the lower reaches of low end will undoubtedly cause people to reach for lazy comparisons with dubstep, ‘Stunt Rhythms’ is in fact more accurately viewed as his love letter to hip hop, emulating the early culture of innovation and freshness, a culture of showing off simply that you’re better at what you do than anyone else. So while tracks like “Snap” could be said to literally break down classic hip hop to its constituent components and put them back together in completely new shapes, the more up tempo tracks like “Razorback” come on like a whole new soundtrack for an as-yet-uninvented future pop-locking. If you imagine Mantronix as a Kenworth K100 truck, Two Fingers is what happens when the truck turns into Optimus Prime.
Uncompromising, muscular and powerful, the music of Two Fingers is also full of subtle touches, humour and a supple sense of rhythm. Which, when you think about it, is just showing off.
‘Stunt Rhythms’ is due out September 28th on Ninja Tune through Inertia