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 - Permutation

  • Amon Tobin

    Permutation LP (1998)

    Ninja Tune

For some reason, I get Ninja Tune and MO'Wax mixed up.  Maybe because they are both UK-based record labels and both released innovative electronic (trip hop-style) music from the late 90s / early 00s.  This type of music was all the rage on Soul Strut from 2002 to 2006 and Permutation was always in the conversation.  This is Amon Tobin's second album and when he started hit his stride.  Tobin approaches the samplers and drum machine like a true jazz musician chopping up complex drum-n-bass rhythms on top of jazz samples, peppered with eerie exotic melodies.  It's a 90s trip hop masterpiece and hard to digest with one listen.  The tracks "Nightlife" and "Bridge" will give you an idea of how amazing this guy album really is.


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