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Blocks and Lights Austin, TX, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 4:39am

The reason I was a little rushed on the road trip was that I had a hard date to be back in Austin: I had tickets for the Amon Tobin ISAM concert. That concert was tonight, and it was totally worth coming back to Austin for. I'd been underwhelmed by ISAM as an album, but now it's clear that that's because it's not really an album, it's a soundtrack to a huge light and sound art piece, projected on a blocky rectilinear sculpture. I've seen a number of projection demos, but none of them has really gotten past the gimmick level. This, I think, elevates the form to art.

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