ESKAMON is the new colaboration project between Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune) & Eskmo (Warp, Planet Mu, Ancestor). “Fine Objects” is the first single by the duo that’s set for release on Eskmo’s own imprint “Ancestor.”
“Fine Objects” is the result of the pair’s unique take on sonic exploration and the manipulation of field recordings. From the onset, the two went out with a recorder, gathering sounds from around the house, yard and studio. Material recorded out of the studio included sounds from a parking garage elevator, a broken harp and the droning tones from a discarded piano. These were combined with more home-centric sounds to form the central theme to the song. With lumbering alien bass and intentionally dry, off-kilter percussion, “Objects” quickly grew into it’s own symbolic representation of taking “odd pieces” and allowing them to grow into something a bit more “refined and ablaze.”
The digital release is set for an April 5th worldwide release date and the pair plans on giving out a free WAV sample pack of the sounds created for the song. (An announcement for a remix competition is in the works.) As an added goodie, a FREE Ableton pack and 10 minute tutorial video was created by ill. Gates utilizing the material from the original pack. Both packs can be found to the left in exchange for an email address. The “Objects” MP3 can also be found at your favorite online retailer.