Amon Tobin

Amon Tobin

Permutation

Ninja Tune

Amon Tobin’s music is the sort of unclassifiable work that often acquires the bland “electronica” label because of its daring eclecticism. To be fair, this is electronic music. Yet the “organic” feel that Tobin manages to achieve in his soundscapes divorces his music from danceable club fodder. Some tracks, such as “Bridge,” rely on heavy traditional Brazilian rhythms arranged with the techniques of a skilled junglist. Others, such as “Switch,” take on a big-band jazz sound and re-create newness from the old. On top of it all, Tobin often uses the swirling, relaxing strings of lounge to round out his genre-bending mastery. Permutation showcases the work of a musician who has truly seized the means of sonic production and infused them with his own creative energy. Ninja Tune, 1751 Richardson, Suite 6109, Montreal, Quebec H3K 1G6, Canada

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