Bricolage (album)

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Bricolage
Studio album by Amon Tobin
Released 19 May 1997
Genre Drum and bass,[1] jazz,[2] IDM,[3] jazzstep
Length 79:20
Label Ninja Tune
Producer Amon Tobin
Amon Tobin chronology
Adventures in Foam
(1996)
Bricolage
(1997)
Permutation
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 10.0/10.0[2]

Bricolage became the first release for Amon Tobin under his own name and on the label Ninja Tune in 1997. The album was a departure from his previous effort, Adventures in Foam (as Cujo), incorporating a heavier blend of jazz melodies and intense jungle rhythms. The album became a success overseas and was followed by Permutation in 1998.

The track "Easy Muffin" was used in Toonami advertisements for Gundam SEED as well as several episodes of IGPX. It is also featured in the Elie Suleiman film Divine Intervention. It is also featured in many episodes of Top Gear.

The album art for Bricolage depicts part of Alexander Liberman's Olympic Iliad sculpture, located at the base of the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington.

Reception[edit]

Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork Media gave Bricolage a maximum rating of 10/10, praising Amon Tobin for the way he produced an album of old jazz music with modern technology, such as samplers and electric keyboards.[2] Sean Cooper of AllMusic stated the album was consistently engaging and blurred the distinction between jungle and jazz.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stoney Street" – 5:53
  2. "Easy Muffin" – 5:01
  3. "Yasawas" – 5:24
  4. "Creatures" – 5:21
  5. "Chomp Samba" – 6:07
  6. "New York Editor" – 4:56
  7. "Defocus" – 5:10
  8. "The Nasty" – 4:35
  9. "Bitter & Twisted" – 5:05
  10. "Wires & Snakes" – 5:27
  11. "One Day In My Garden" – 5:43
  12. "Dream Sequence" – 7:19
  13. "One Small Step" – 6:11
  14. "Mission" – 7:08

The LP version of Bricolage is presented in a different order from the CD release and does not include "Chomp Samba".

  1. "Easy Muffin" – 5:01
  2. "Yasawas" – 5:24
  3. "Dream Sequence" – 7:19
  4. "New York Editor" – 4:56
  5. "Defocus" – 5:10
  6. "The Nasty" – 4:35
  7. "Bitter & Twisted" – 5:05
  8. "Mission" – 7:08
  9. "Wires & Snakes" – 5:27
  10. "Creatures" – 5:21
  11. "Stoney Street" – 5:53
  12. "One Small Step" – 6:11
  13. "One Day In My Garden" – 5:43

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bricolage - Amon Tobin". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Amon Tobin: Bricolage: Pitchfork Record Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bricolage". Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 17 February 2014.