Supermodified (album)

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Supermodified
Studio album by Amon Tobin
Released May 15, 2000 (UK)
May 16, 2000 (US)
Genre IDM, trip hop, nu jazz
Length 66:15
Label Ninja Tune
Producer Amon Tobin
Amon Tobin chronology
Permutation
(1998)
Supermodified
(2000)
Out From Out Where
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Almost Cool (8.25/10) link
Pitchfork Media (9.1/10) link
Stylus (A) September 1, 2003
SputnikMusic 4.5/5 stars link

Supermodified is Amon Tobin's third album release on Ninja Tune. The album is in some ways a departure from his last efforts as it manages to cover a wider variety of styles. The album became Tobin's most commercially accessible release. Video clips were made for "Four Ton Mantis" (directed by Floria Sigismondi) and "Slowly".

Tobin's official website defined the title of the album as:

  • modification: the act of modifying, state of being modified; change made in vowel by mutation, graphic representation of this
  • super: on the top (of); over; beyond; besides; in addition; exceeding; going beyond; more

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Get Your Snack On" – 4:22
  2. "Four Ton Mantis" – 4:45
  3. "Slowly" – 5:37
  4. "Marine Machines" – 5:45
  5. "Golfer vrs Boxer" – 6:17
  6. "Deo" – 6:44
  7. "Precursor" featuring Quadraceptor – 4:39
  8. "Saboteur" – 5:18
  9. "Chocolate Lovely" – 6:03
  10. "Rhino Jockey" – 7:28
  11. "Keepin' It Steel (The Anvil Track)" – 4:29
  12. "Natureland" – 5:48

Use in Film and Television[edit]

"Natureland", "Slowly" and "Get Your Snack On" were featured in the movie coverage of the 2003 Gumball 3000 Rally.

"Saboteur" was featured in the 2003 remake of the film The Italian Job.

"Slowly" was featured in the 2006 film Candy, as well as ES footwear's film, "Menikmati."

"Four Ton Mantis" was featured in a commercial for "Death Note" on adult swim, "Paul Rodriguez's "Forecast" skateboarding video for Mike Mo Capaldi's segment, and a Molson M commercial.

"Chocolate Lovely" has been featured on Adult Swim's commercial bumps.

"Get Your Snack On" and "Deo" were featured in the 2005 anime "IGPX".

"Deo" was featured in a Coca-Cola commercial.

"Natureland" was used in the UK's Channel 4 TV promotional spot for its Stanley Kubrick season.

"Get Your Snack On" was featured in season 8, episode 13 of American Dad!

"Get Your Snack On" and "Four Ton Mantis" have been used in various Toonami bumps.

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