Amon Tobin ‎– Creatures

Ninja Tune ‎– zen 1249
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Creatures 5:23
A2 Shiny Things 6:54
B1 Daytrip 5:46
B2 Defocus 5:14


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  • Barcode (Text): 5 021392 128160
  • Barcode (String): 5021392128160

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
zen 1249 Amon Tobin Creatures EP(12", EP, Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) Ninja Tune zen 1249 UK 1996 Sell This Version
zen 1249 Amon Tobin Creatures EP(12", EP, Promo) Ninja Tune zen 1249 UK 1996 Sell This Version



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January 14, 2018
edited 8 months ago
This is a really amazing, creative and well produced record - and also my introduction to Amon Tobin in 1996 when it was released. I bought the 12" based on the Ninja Tune company sleeve alone expecting the downtempo flavor Ninja was known for at that time. I was also fully immersed in the jungle sounds of labels like Metalheadz and Good Looking. I was about to get a huge surprise that would change my perception of music.

This record combined everything I loved about downtempo and jungle and put it through an absolutely twisted lens to achieve some amazing results. This guy is an absolute master of the sampler and draws on Brazilian vibes to create something truly unique. Tons of expert amen editing, big upright basses, plus some dark side Reece action, then flip for 2 flavors of downtempo (including some really tripped-out vibes with with Defocus) really ahead of its time.

I had a couple of Photek records, some TPower, and those were the closest I could compare this to at the time, but it's really way in a different league. The flip goes into almost DJ Shadow territory, but I can't remember which I heard first. It was all happening right around that same time. Of course, the man would go on to produce some legendary records from here on with Ninja Tune but this first one changed a lot of things for me. Essential.