Amon Tobin, the music industry and the web
Last week, the brazillian composer Amon Tobin released Foley Room, and complains about the leaked pirated copies on its logbook:
all I can comment on with any certainty is how all this has affected me personally and in light of my nearing release this might be of interest to those of you who’ve expressed an interest in my music.
it’s unlikely that you will be able to order a copy even from online stores … the predicted sales of the record were so low that it didn’t justify the manufacture or distribution to any significant level.
you can draw your own conclusions as to what this means with regards to my own future output. again I stress that I’m not talking about what should happen here.
He’s making very clear one of the most compelling arguments against piracy: if you don’t bother to buy music, these talented artists (specially on cutting edge areas) will have no incentive to go on.
On another subject, Amon Tobin has also a new website, a journey through a underwater space, with deep sounds and a ambient inspired by H.R. Geiger or “The Abyss”.
It makes a lot more sense after you see the album trailers, with the sound experiments building the foundation for his new album. As a fan of Steve Reich, i’m anxious to listen (and buy) this new album, that is believed to be one of the best works from Amon Tobin.