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Amon Tobin - Dark Jovian


A Record Store Day exclusive release (not sold online), Dark Jovian incorporates 2 single-sided heavyweight 180g white vinyl 12”s with etched markings, encased in a white, branded, rubber wheel and housed in a transparent plastic box. Designed by Alexander Brown. Like the heavenly bodies that inspired Dark Jovian, and the golden discs sent into space as messages from Earth, the EP's packaging is enigmatic and beautiful in appearance. Topped off with remixes from Lee Gamble, Logos and Eprom, Dark Jovian is the latest work from a master of his form. Dark Jovian is available from your local favorite indie record shop.

Dark Jovian
In Your Own Time
Adrastea Contact
Encounter on Io
Encounter on Io (Lee Gamble Reshape)
Adrastea Contact (Logos Remix)
In Your Own Time (Eprom Remix)

"I made these tracks a year or two ago after binge-watching space exploration films. People have, from time to time, described things I've done as "scores for imaginary movies," which has always irritated me, but on this occasion it's sort of true.

Even so, what I was really trying to do was to interpret a sense of scale, like moving towards impossibly giant objects until they occupy your whole field of vision, planets turning, or even how it can feel just looking up at night.

I wanted it to pace very slowly, the way far off objects can seem still until you look away for a while and find they've shifted some distance when you look back. Tracks like Io work in that way; something changing gradually so you barely notice it, until at some point you no longer recognize it.

My musical influences are on my sleeve with this EP. Anyone who loves John Williams, Gerry Goldsmith or Gyorgy Ligeti will hopefully see what I'm drawing from, and how it then sits in an electronic context. Dark Jovian is a small personal project which is, nevertheless, dear to me: A one off indulgence into a genre that I love."