Amon Tobin

2009/02/02

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I guess (and hope) you all heard of Amon Tobin a.k.a Amon Adonai Santos de Araújo Tobin if not i´m pretty sorry for your lifes!! He is without doubt one of the biggest underground heroes alive on planet earth today, who has delivered so much good music the past decade, this blogpost is a celebration of Tobins´s career!

The Brazilian musician, DJ, and producer known for his massive sound walls blending trip-hop sampled jazz fused with drum and bass, intelligent dance music and samba, often with a pretty dark and deep approach is best known for his use of sampling, where a small section of a previous recording is manipulated to produce a new sound. His use of this technique has changed over the course of his career. On his original singles under Ninebar and his first three albums, Tobin acquired all of the samples to produce music from his personal collection of vinyl records, nowadays he manipulates the sounds with a combination of audio hardware and software, and the original source is often not recognizable in its new context. His techniques began branching into technical sound design, taking break beats or single instruments, modifying specific frequencies, and producing new sounds. Tobin is signed to the ever so reliable label Ninja Tunes.

Amon Tobin – Four Ton Mantis from the album “Supermodified”

Amon Tobin – Saboteur from the album “Supermodified”

Amon Tobin – Always from the album “Foley Room”

Amon Tobin – At The End Of The Day from the album “Foley Room”

Amon Tobin – The Lighthouse from the soundtrack album to the videogame “Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory”

Amon Tobin – Hokkaido from the soundtrack album to the videogame “Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory”

Amon Tobin – Easy Muffin from the album “Bricolage”

Amon Tobin – Wires & Snakes from the album “Bricolage”

Amon Tobin – Run from the soundtrack EP to the horror movie “Taxidermia”

Amon Tobin – Bath Scene from the soundtrack EP to the horror movie “Taxidermia”

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