Amon Tobin - Bricolage
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1997 Ratings: #10
May 19, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ninja Tune / Label
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"There's this nice thing called JAZZ heheheh"

Honest to God I've been at a loss for words for a week now. How the hell do you talk about this album? One moment you have dystopian sounding jazz that Alex from 'A Clockwork Orange' would listen to. Then you have somethink like 'Chomp Samba' and holy shit. If this song doesn't strike any emotion or energy your ears are full of wax. There's simply nothing like it. This albums feels like an enigma. How did it get here and how was this ... read more
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.
First listen: January 2016

Every moment within Bricolage is immensely cool. It puts my imagination into overdrive with visions of something like a sprawling, grimy city or desire to lounge about in a library of the apocalypse. I first listened to the album at around two in the morning a few days before the end of the winter break in my junior year of high school, and was immediately enamored by its distant breakbeats and reverberating experimentation. It feels wrong to say that it served as my ... read more
An ear for excellence. Exciting and peculiar moments around every corner. Chop Samba is an essential, but then again so is every other song on this album. I could gush over this album for hours, honestly. Experience it for yourself.
In his most critically acclaimed album, Amon Tobin displays his production excellency and an amazing sense of aesthetic. Bricolage is one of the most influential electronic albums ever, with Amon being one of the first producers to develop the "sound collage" concept into his tracks. It wasn't here, though, that he has taken this idea to the maximum, but there is no denial that this work was a big and inovative step for electronic music, rivalizing even the importance brought by Aphex ... 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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