Amon Tobin ‎– Permutation

Ninja Tune ‎– zenCD36, Ninja Tune ‎– zenCD 36
CD, Album, Repress


1 Like Regular Chickens 5:16
2 Bridge 5:56
3 Reanimator 6:34
4 Sordid 7:11
5 Nightlife 6:29
6 Escape 5:54
7 Switch 3:49
8 People Like Frank 6:04
9 Sultan Drops 5:12
10 Fast Eddie 7:38
11 Toys 5:16
12 Nova 4:42

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Packaging: transparent tray jewel case with a 4-page booklet.
Cat# zenCD36 appears on CD and back cover.
Cat# zenCD 36 appears on both spines.

Artwork and photography taken in Hamburg, November 1997.

Made in England
dist. Vital
Published by Just Isn't Music.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 021392 169125
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M&L IMPRESSZENCD36 03 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M&L ZENCD36 04 6
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1&2): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 04A5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0403
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 04E7

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zenCD36, zenCD 36 Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zenCD36, zenCD 36 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
ZEN 36 Amon Tobin Permutation(2xLP, Album, M/Print, RE, RP) Ninja Tune ZEN 36 UK 2013 Sell This Version
ZEN 36 Amon Tobin Permutation(2xLP, Album, MP, RP) Ninja Tune ZEN 36 UK 2013 Sell This Version
zen 36 Amon Tobin Permutation(2xLP, Album, RP) Ninja Tune zen 36 UK 2013 Sell This Version
zen cd36 Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album, Promo) Ninja Tune zen cd36 UK 1998 Sell This Version


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May 18, 2015
this is one of those hauntingly good albums that keeps you coming back for more.


January 29, 2011
Does anyone recognize any of the samples Tobin has been using on this record or anywhere else?
I was greatly pleased to find out myself that Nightlife contains substantial portions derived from the song "Temptation" as presented on the LP: Enoch Light And The Light Brigade - Provocative Percussion Volume 2.
All suggestions welcome.


September 3, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

"Permutation" brings Amon Tobin again into the jazz/electronic music scene with his unique sound that includes jazz, classical and jungle. This sophomore album keeps impressing the Ninja Tune fanbase, like his debut "Bricolage" did. Expect some dark and relaxing atmosphere while listening this experimental masterpiece. The release reminds of the 50s-60s with its breath taking samples that Mr. Tobin intelligently used. I almost feel like I'm as old as my grandparents.