Amon Tobin – ‘Recorded Live’

  • RELEASED: July 2004
  • CAT No.: ZENCD90
  • DESIGN CREDITS: Openmind & Eikon
  • SPOTTERS DELIGHT: The Euro and US versions of the mix differ slightly due to licensing constraints
  • EXTRA ZEN: page
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Amon’s Solid Steel differed a bit from the previous three in that it was a live mix rather than a studio constructed one although it had to be edited down to fit on the disc and a few pieces sliced out due to licensing problems. As a result it was part mix, part live set so the design used some of the graphic images created by Eikon for his live show and some tour photos provided by various road crew. Amon was using Stanton’s Final Scratch software to play everything digitally during the tour so this was also a big factor to integrate as Ninja were tying in promotion with Stanton to maximise the scope of the release within tech mags as well as music ones. I adapted the Final Scratch soundcard ‘pod’ into both the Solid Steel logo and a 3D graphic for the cover, kind of in keeping with previous ambiguous machine designs for his albums.