Amon Tobin - Bricolage
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1997 Ratings: #20
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Well this is something else, a perfect crossbreed of drum and bass and jazz so seamless it’s hard to know which genre it leans closest toward.

Listening to this today while walking through the low light of morning - everything was cast with a surrealistic quality. This album seems to hold sway over time itself.
"Bricolage" stands true to its title, haphazardly stitching breaks and idm with an unsterilized jazz needle. It's an ugly, asymmetrical little mutant creature, but purposefully so. Even though no particular emotional chord is being struck, the entire thing is covered in this Lynchian mist of abstraction and dreamlike logic, making the record one very unique and endearing experience.
90s IDM hit so differently. It's like liminal space captured with sound.
"Briocolage" proves that creativity isn't nessesarily the most essential aspect of an album. "Briocolage" fuses many different genres like breakbeat, Drum n buss and jazz music, and the final result is very unique, but at the same time not my cup of tea. This album would be a great addition to a record collector's collection, just for its uniqueness, but for me it sounds too mature for an electronic album. It is the kind of album that an old guy will proudly say he can ... read more
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Track List

  1. Stoney Street 
  2. Easy Muffin 
  3. Yasawas 
  4. Creatures 
  5. Chomp Samba 
  6. New York Editor 
  7. Defocus 
  8. The Nasty 
  9. Bitter and Twisted 
  10. Wires and Snakes 
  11. One Day in My Garden 
  12. Dream Sequence 
  13. One Small Step 
  14. Mission
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Added on: June 20, 2011