A IS FOR AMON TOBIN (PT1)

Somewhere back in the mid-90’s a fresh faced Brazilian ex-pat living in the UK decided he was going to put down his harmonica, pick up a sampler, and name himself after a Stephen King novel. The resulting album, Cujo’s ‘Adventures In Foam’ (released on Ninebar records, later reissued on Ninja Tune) signaled Amon Tobin’s entry into the world of music.

Immediately upon hearing this record, the powers that be at Ninja Tune signed him up to record as Amon Tobin, and he quickly went to work on his debut ‘Bricolage’. If you’ll recall, these were the ‘trip-hop’ years for electronic music. But ‘Bricolage’ shone above all that. Although employing a marriage of jazz and beats, it stretched it further by bringing in elements of bossa-nova, batucada, and jungle, and combining it with a sense of song-writing that elevated it above the standards of that scene.

Next up came ‘Permutation’. Although stylistically a logical follow up to ‘Bricolage’, it was also on this album where things starting taking a noticeable turn to a much darker output.

 

Amon Tobin – Dream Sequence

 

Amon Tobin – Easy Muffin

 

Amon Tobin – Like Regular Chickens

 

Amon Tobin – Sultan Drops

 

Amon Tobin website

~ by acidted on March 25, 2008.

One Response to “A IS FOR AMON TOBIN (PT1)”

  1. […] was the original name for breaks master Amon Tobin (previously here). Can’t believe it’s two and a half years since we had any of his music from this Ninja […]

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