Bricolage (album)

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Amon Tobin-Bricolage.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 19, 1997
LabelNinja Tune
ProducerAmon Tobin
Amon Tobin chronology
Adventures in Foam

Bricolage is a 1997 album by Brazilian electronic music artist Amon Tobin. It was Tobin's second album, the first released under his own name, and his first on the Ninja Tune label. The album was a departure from his first album, Adventures in Foam (as Cujo), incorporating a heavier blend of jazz melodies and intense jungle rhythms. The album was followed by Permutation in 1998.

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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork 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 that the album was consistently engaging and blurred the distinction between jungle and jazz.[1] In 2015, Fact ranked the album at 23 on its list of "The 50 Best Trip-Hop Albums of All Time," where they described it as a midway point between IDM and the "moodier landscapes" of several trip hop artists.[4]

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

The track "Easy Muffin" was used in Toonami advertisements for Gundam SEED as well as several episodes of IGPX. It is also used in the 2002 film Divine Intervention and in many episodes of Top Gear. It is also played on the second episode of the first series of Almost Human. "Easy Muffin" has also been used in Lincoln Motor Company television ads starting in 2015.

Track listing[edit]

CD Release
1."Stoney Street"5:53
2."Easy Muffin"5:01
5."Chomp Samba"6:07
6."New York Editor"4:46
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
Total length:1:19:20
LP Release
1."Easy Muffin"5:01
3."Dream Sequence"7:19
4."New York Editor"4:46
6."The Nasty"4:35
7."Bitter & Twisted"5:05
9."Wires & Snakes"5:27
11."Stoney Street"5:53
12."One Small Step"6:11
13."One Day in My Garden"5:43
Total length:1:13:13


  1. ^ a b c Cooper, Sean. "Bricolage – Amon Tobin". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Schreiber, Ryan. "Amon Tobin: Bricolage". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 12 February 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  3. ^ Twells, John; Fintoni, Laurent (30 July 2015). "The 50 best trip-hop albums of all time". FACT Mag. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  4. ^ Twells, John; Fintoni, Laurent (30 July 2015). "The 50 best trip-hop albums of all time". FACT Mag. Retrieved 22 December 2016.

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