culminating in his debut album, "Adventures In Foam". Ninja heard an early 12" and began speaking to him - the result was 1997s classic, "Bricolage". Described as being like "stuffing Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey and Mingus into a compression chamber..." (Rough Guide To Drum & Bass), the album was an international success. It was followed up by the darker but no less rhythmically stunning "Permutation". People began comparing Amon to Ennio Morricone, artists as diverse as David Byrne and Cannibal Corpse went out of their way to praise him and Tobin found himself playing sold out shows at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Knitting Factory in New York and the Coachella Festival. In fact, so successful was Amon in North America that "Permutation" was the best selling album of 98 for the renowned Other Music store in NYC, outselling the likes of Bjork, Massive Attack and Air. Back in England, dons like Dillinja stepped forward for remix duties.
Last years "Supermodified". Amons fourth album was his most challenging yet, in some ways a departure, in others a development of everything that had gone before. The record is an experiment in sound - bass sounds made from motorbikes and tubas, breaks made from spitting and farting. And "all breaks featured are completely fresh," Amon stated, "sampled from source like fucking Evian. Even though no one really cares apart from sad bastards like me."
With collaborators including the legendary post-comedian Chris Morris, the album was rapturously received by the press, with Uncut claiming that Amons "subtle genius places him forever one step ahead of the listener and several light years in front of his contemporaries,"
On October 15th 2002 Amon Tobin continues his adventures with the breakbeat with Out from Out Where, his fourth album. Darker, more complex, even more rhythmically driving and intense than before, this huge record will cement Tobin's reputation as one of the most innovative and important names in music today.
Looking to the future, expect to see more whirlwind touring and an EP of collaborations with old skool legend Steinski, Bonobo, and Kid Koala cohort P-Love.