Supermodified

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Barnes & Noble - Michael Endelman
The London-based electronica label Ninja Tune is blessed with a wonderfully deranged roster of knob-twiddling and fader-flailing oddballs such as Kid Koala, DJ Food, and Coldcut. Jazzy junglist Amon Tobin is no exception to this rule, as his panoramic productions manage to combine a battery of organic influences Brazilian samba, Art Blakey's jazz drumming, symphonic string arrangements with plenty of electronic ones drum 'n' bass, ambient hum, trip-hop into meticulously arranged displays of jaw-dropping sampler skills. The drill-'n'-bass muscle flexing links him to fellow purveyors of IDM Intelligent Dance Music such as Squarepusher and µ-ziq, but the richly ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Michael Endelman
The London-based electronica label Ninja Tune is blessed with a wonderfully deranged roster of knob-twiddling and fader-flailing oddballs such as Kid Koala, DJ Food, and Coldcut. Jazzy junglist Amon Tobin is no exception to this rule, as his panoramic productions manage to combine a battery of organic influences Brazilian samba, Art Blakey's jazz drumming, symphonic string arrangements with plenty of electronic ones drum 'n' bass, ambient hum, trip-hop into meticulously arranged displays of jaw-dropping sampler skills. The drill-'n'-bass muscle flexing links him to fellow purveyors of IDM Intelligent Dance Music such as Squarepusher and µ-ziq, but the richly textured arrangements of strings and horns evoke such master orchestrators as Gil Evans and Lalo Schifrin. So, for every hardcore excursion into the dark-hued world of spastic beats and fuzzed-out bass "Rhino Jockey," "Golfer vrs. Boxer", there are equally impressive moments of noir-jazz cool "Natureland" and swinging organ-funk "Get Your Snack On".
All Music Guide - John Bush
Farther away from drum'n'bass and closer to big-beat techno with a little turntablist mayhem thrown in, Amon Tobin's third album for Ninja Tune breaks out with a devastating opener, "Get Your Snack On." The track turns out to be just one of the highlights on Supermodified, a dense, plunderphonic kaleidoscope of an album with giant, noisy jazz breaks and groovy electronic synthwork. It's got quite a bit of the retro-sounding sampling of Permutation orchestra strings, jazz combos, groovy psychedelic basslines along with a wider variety of material, from driving funky-breaks productions "Four Ton Mantis" and playful cut'n'paste numbers "Precursor," "Chocolate Lovely", to darkstep jungle "Golfer Vrs. Boxer" and surprisingly touching minimalist melancholia "Slowly," "Deo". Tobin's again made great strides in his production skills, and the range and greatness of this material serves as proof positive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2000
  • Label: Ninja Tune
  • EAN: 5021392215129
  • Catalog Number: 48
  • Sales rank: 77,513

Tracks

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

Performance Credits
Amon Tobin Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Amon Tobin Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    beats you can't resist

    as much as i love supermodified, i still think permutation was just a bit better -- it was more consistent than this CD. but regardless, supermodified is a great disc, full of tobin's creative use of jazz and other genres. the first track is the best, without a doubt -- see if you can listen to it just once!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Continuing the path less & less followed

    Supermodified is a next logical step in Tobin's warping of jungle-meets-jazz-meets-triphop-meets-the chilly places we won't go to on our own. Distinct influences and styles become fused together in a tapestry of pointillistic sounds and moods. It's taken me a fair amount of time to have this album completely sink in, which is good in that nothing is forthright (i.e. boring by the third listening). But it also has a slight feeling of misguidance to it. It isn't quite as unified as his previous albums, and tends to lose it's flow about halfway through. I still suggest it to any Tobin fans, as well as anyone curious and looking for a good exotic adventure.

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