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Amon Tobin (born Amon Adonai Santos de Araújo Tobin on February 7, 1972) is a Brazilian musician, composer and producer of electronic music. He is described as a virtuoso sound designer and is considered to be one of the most influential electronic music artists in the world. He is noted for his unusual methodology in sound design and music production. He has released seven major studio albums under the London-based Ninja Tune record label.

It began for him sometime in the mid- when, as a fresh-faced Brazilian ex-pat living in the UK, he 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) signalled 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 years for music, where any clown with a sampler and a collection of Blue Note records could knock off some half-baked boutique hotel background music. But Bricolage shone above all that. Although employing a marriage of and beats, it stretched it further by bringing in elements of , , and , and combining it with a sense of song-writing that elevated it above the standards of that aforementioned scene.


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  • about20dollars

    absolutely [WICKED]™

    26 Oct 4:55am Reply
  • filmcore

    чо как норм?

    22 Oct 4:58pm Reply
  • at_the_door

    Bloodstone <3

    30 Sep 6:01am Reply
  • ZRFS

    one of the most original and talented DJ in the world!!!!

    29 Aug 2:14pm Reply
  • NoIZeFAQ

    ISAM - "Autobahn" ХХІ century.

    24 Jul 11:55am Reply
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  • Pulsars

    ISAM is very underrated.

    30 Jun 6:19am Reply
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  • BlueMoteVoices

    You can't dig into Amon Tobin. It's Amon Tobin that digs into your mind.

    14 Jun 9:39am Reply
  • mushroomsseason

    ISAM is the basis for the future electronic musicians.

    12 Jun 5:45pm Reply
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  • Raphcore

    I'm having the time of my life digging into the works of Amon. It's a whole new world of music inside one man's brain, it's amazing.

    1 Jun 5:46pm Reply
  • rawburtt

    Amon Tobin changed my life

    25 May 3:28am Reply
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  • Razielek

    trip-hop? idm? first and foremost drum'n'bass.

    12 May 12:11pm Reply
  • postmadesign

    I just dug out Supermodified and Permutation, which I had not listened to in ages. Wow, it still is great, still sounds really Fat! Kinda reminds me of another thing from way back: Playing Sonic the Hedgehog... You know, when he gets in a spin and everything goes very fast, faster than one can really see. Really colorful and bright. Love it!

    7 May 5:26pm Reply
  • microchocochip

    A true storyteller

    26 Apr 3:43pm Reply
  • NoahIsCool

    he has a cool name, like an exotic bird

    25 Apr 6:47pm Reply
  • lrwld

    "Saw the ISAM show live a while ago, would definitely go again if he came around. One of the best I've seen."

    21 Apr 2:22am Reply
  • SoulShock

    Discovered Amon thanks to his Foetus remix and have been a convert ever since. Why this man is not scoring movies is beyond me.

    18 Apr 6:02am Reply
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