Foley Room

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Foley Room
Amon Tobin Foley Room.jpg
Studio album by Amon Tobin
Released March 5, 2007 (UK)
March 6, 2007 (U.S.)
Genre Breakbeat, trip hop, IDM
Length 50:33
Label Ninja Tune
Producer Amon Tobin
Amon Tobin chronology
Chaos Theory - Splinter Cell 3 Soundtrack
Foley Room
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Beatbots7/10 stars link
Crawdaddy75% link
Drowned in Sound(8/10) link
NOW3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media(8.1/10) link
PopMatters8/10 stars link
Three Imaginary Girls(8/10) link
Tiny Mix Tapes4.5/5 stars link

Foley Room is the sixth studio album by the Brazilian artist Amon Tobin. It was recorded in the Foley effects room at Ubisoft Montreal[2] and released on March 5, 2007, by Ninja Tune.

In the past, Tobin had created music through the sampling of old vinyl records. However, Foley Room is a marked departure from his traditional technique. Inspired by the Foley rooms where sound effects are recorded for films, Tobin decided to record and work with original samples for the record. According to the Ninja Tune website, "Amon and a team of assistants headed out into the streets with high sensitivity microphones and recorded found sounds from tigers roaring to cats eating rats, neighbours singing in the bath to ants eating grass".[3] Tobin also called upon The Kronos Quartet, Stefan Schneider and Sarah Pagé to record samples for the record.[4]

The first single, "Bloodstone", was released on iTunes on January 9, 2007. The song was later released as a single proper on January 21, 2007, with "Esther's" and the B-side "Here Comes the Moon Man" also included on the disc.

In promotion of the record, Ninja Tune released two YouTube "trailers".[5][6] A DVD documentary detailing the album's recording process was released with the album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Amon Tobin.

  1. "Bloodstone" – 4:13
  2. "Esther's" – 3:21
  3. "Keep Your Distance" – 4:48
  4. "The Killer's Vanilla" – 4:14
  5. "Kitchen Sink" – 4:49
  6. "Horsefish" – 5:07
  7. "Foley Room" – 3:37
  8. "Big Furry Head" – 3:22
  9. "Ever Falling" – 3:49
  10. "Always" – 3:39
  11. "Straight Psyche" – 6:49
  12. "At the End of the Day" – 3:18