Review: Earlier this year, Amon Tobin returned to action after a lengthy hiatus with "Fear In A Handful of Dust", his first album in seven years. He clearly used his time out of the limelight wisely, because he's already offered up a speedy sequel. "Long Stories" is picturesque and cinematic, moving between gentle ambient numbers, atmospheric soundtrack-style compositions, occasionally trip-hop style beat cuts and subtly experimental electronic soundscapes. It's largely melody-driven, with synthesized and "real" instruments (guitar, drums, strings) combining to conjure evocative moods and emotive musical movements. It's a far more mature set than his hard-wired early work, but then Tobin is now an elder statesman of electronica so it should be expected.