Stone Giants stream haunting, Krautrock-like new single Metropole

Amon Tobin
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Brazilian electronic musician, composer and producer Amon Tobin's new musical project, Stone Giants have streamed their brand new single Metropole, which you can listen to below.

Metropole is taken from Stone Giants upcoming debut album West Coast Love Stories, which will be released on July 2 through Tobin's Nomark label.

"In this song a feeling is real but impossible to put into words," explains Tobin of the new single. "If anything words get in the way and make things harder to understand.”

Tobin has previously released the dark-rock electronica of  Only Child Tyrant and the psych-folk of Figueroa through his Nomark label. Stone Giants celebrates the relationship between voice and machine from an altogether different perspective - humans and electronics pooling resources to explore themes of love and being none the wiser for it.

“Being exposed feels important when love stories are involved," Tobin adds. "After all, we need to risk making fools of ourselves if we’re to connect in any meaningful way.” 

Musically West Coast Love Stories there are also sparks of Krautrock and surf rock filtered through Amon’s singular electronic composition. A range of influences can also be heard, from Brian Wilson, Laurie Anderson, Elliott Smith, Kraftwerk, Simon & Garfunkel, and Soft Machine. 

Stone Giants have previously released a video for West Coast Love Stories.

Pre-order West Coast Love Stories.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.