Easy like friday morning.

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The week brought tight tidings. Dama came in from San Diego to visit for her birthday. It was a pleasure to see her and the family. There’s some photos from the weekend in the flickr on the sidebar. Now I’m back in Chicago, it’s colder than ever, I feel a cold coming on.

Amon Tobin should be considered classic. It had been a while since I gave it a listen, but he’s a man of my own heart. Submarine in nature, his soundscapes engulf and deliver the evolutions in tides. Best heard through a seven point surround system or headphones. I pulled together a short bio from different sources and collected album art and solid hi-def audio torrents for your pleasure. I’ve uploaded four tracks from this morning’s playlist. Don’t miss out on this conceptually mammoth artist.

Amon Adonai Santos de Araujo Tobin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He acquired the surname Tobin from his Irish stepfather. After travelling back and forth between Brazil and Portugal, he eventually relocated to England at an early age, where hip hop, jungle, blues and jazz caught his interest. He released four EPs and an album, Adventures in Foam, under Cujo moniker which he borrowed from a Stephen King novel, before he signed with Ninja Tune in late 1996. He has since released six critically acclaimed albums under his own name. He is well known for his song “Saboteur”, which was featured as the main theme for the 2003 movie The Italian Job.

Tobin is perhaps best known for his creative use of sampling. He uses everything from old recordings to motorcycles (Supermodified) and even the acoustics of buildings (Out From Out Where) and stretches and skews them often beyond recognition. Resonances, delays, reverbs and a wide variety of sound effects also contribute to transform what was once familiar into something grotesque and unnatural. Psychedelic ambiences are frequently blended with retro-jazz beats, creating a barrier of apparently incoherent sound layers. This uniqueness and complexity make the task of categorizing his music a difficult one. Each of his albums introduces new polyrhythms and soundscapes. In his live shows, Tobin uses vinyl emulation software, Final Scratch, in order to access all of his altered samples quickly and efficiently.[3]

[via Wikipedia]

Nova

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Slowly

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One Day In My Garden

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Rosies

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Album torrents:

Amon Tobin – Adventure in Foam [1996 (ninebar, as cujo. Re-released by NinjaTune 2002)] 140mb

Amon Tobin – Bricolage [1997] (320kbps) 181mb

Permutation [1997] (320kbps) 172mb
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Amon Tobin – Supermodified [2000] (320kbps) 166mb
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Amon Tobin – Out From Out Where [2002] (192kbps) 82mb
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Amon Tobin – SplinterCell3: Chaos Theory OST [2005]

Amon Tobin – Foley Room [2007]
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Amon Tobin – Verbal [2003 Remixes and Collaborations
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[AmonTobin.com] Get the hang of this gorgeous interactive experience.
[Myspace.com]/tobinamon
[NinjaTune.com] All good things.
[Last FM] Amon Tobin at LastFM.

Albums

Collaborations & Live Recordings

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