Amon Tobin

Amon Tobin

Real Name:
Amon Adonai Santos de Araújo Tobin
Brazilian electronic artist.

Born: 7 February 1972 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Tobin started off under the pseudonym of Cujo in the mid 1990s, whilst living in Brighton, UK. This alias lived for a series of singles, EPs, and remixes, peaking with the album "Adventures In Foam" (1996), all originally on NINEBARecords, and appeared first in the US on the label Shadow Records. In late 1996, he switched to going by an abbreviation of his own name and signed to the UK label Ninja Tune, where he has resided ever since.

Tobin's recordings have grown from solo creations to collaborations to the point of having a variety of artists help weave live instruments into his latest albums. His live shows, like his music creations, have also evolved over time and appeared in many TV programmes, along with film, and computer games alike.

After living in the Brighton, UK for a long period, in 2002 he moved to Montreal, Canada, living in the industrial Old Montreal area to avoid noise complaints after dark. In 2008, Tobin again moved, following new horizons in San Francisco, California, USA.
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Amon Tobin Discography


ZEN 29 Amon Tobin Bricolage (Album, EP) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune ZEN 29 UK 1997 Sell This Version
zen36 Amon Tobin Permutation (Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zen36 UK 1998 Sell This Version
zen CD48 Amon Tobin Supermodified (Album) Ninja Tune zen CD48 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
ZEN 70 Amon Tobin Out From Out Where (Album) Ninja Tune ZEN 70 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
ZEN DVR 100 Amon Tobin Chaos Theory - The Soundtrack To Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Album) Ninja Tune ZEN DVR 100 2004 Sell This Version
ZENCD121, ZENDV121 Amon Tobin Foley Room (Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune ZENCD121, ZENDV121 UK 2007 Sell This Version
- Amon Tobin 4 Deck Set(File, MP3, Mixed, Promo) - US 2010
ZEN168, ZENCD168X Amon Tobin ISAM (Album, Comp) Ninja Tune ZEN168, ZENCD168X UK 2011 Sell This Version
ZEN171 Amon Tobin Chaos Theory Remixed (The Soundtrack To Splinter Cell 3D) (Album) Ninja Tune ZEN171 UK 2011 Sell This Version
ZENCD180 Amon Tobin ISAM Live Ninja Tune ZENCD180 UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Jamie Harley / Amon Tobin Jamie Harley / Amon Tobin - ISAM Intro Version(File, MP3, Mixed) Not On Label (Amon Tobin Self-released) none Canada 2013

Singles & EPs

zen 1249 Amon Tobin Creatures (EP) Ninja Tune zen 1249 UK 1996 Sell This Version
zen 1256 Amon Tobin Mission / Tubukula Beach Resort Ninja Tune zen 1256 UK 1997 Sell This Version
zen CDS53, ZENCDS53 Amon Tobin Chomp Samba (EP) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zen CDS53, ZENCDS53 UK 1997 Sell This Version
zen 1263 Amon Tobin Piranha Breaks E.P. (EP, Single) Ninja Tune zen 1263 UK 1997 Sell This Version
zen 1268 Amon Tobin Like Regular Chickens (Danny Breaks & Dillinja Mixes) Ninja Tune zen 1268 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ZEN CDS 94 Amon Tobin 4 Ton Mantis (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN CDS 94 USA & Canada 2000 Sell This Version
VSP 2001 Kid Koala / Amon Tobin Kid Koala / Amon Tobin - Heavyweight Art Installation, Phase One: 1999 North American Tour, Live Painting Series(7", Single) Ninja Tune VSP 2001 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
ZEN 1092 Amon Tobin Slowly(10") Ninja Tune ZEN 1092 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ZEN CDS118 Amon Tobin Verbal (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN CDS118 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ZENPIAS 004 Amon Tobin East To West(CD, Maxi, Promo) Ninja Tune ZENPIAS 004 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ZEN12138 Amon Tobin Verbal Remixes & Collaborations (Comp) Ninja Tune ZEN12138 UK 2003 Sell This Version
TGBM 003 Amon Tobin / Lotek Hi-Fi Amon Tobin / Lotek Hi-Fi - The Getaway - Black Monday(12", S/Sided, Etch) Ninja Tune TGBM 003 UK 2004 Sell This Version
TGBM 001 Diplo / Amon Tobin Diplo / Amon Tobin - The Getaway - Black Monday(12", S/Sided, Etch) Ninja Tune TGBM 001 UK 2004 Sell This Version
ZENCD 100 SP Amon Tobin The Lighthouse Ninja Tune ZENCD 100 SP UK 2004 Sell This Version

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July 30, 2013
A fearless pioneer of experimental IDM; the alchemist of modern sound design.


November 10, 2012
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This is perhaps Coil's heir but only in the sense that he has followed his own way and has discovered the way to the incredible world of impossible sounds, outstanding combinations and breaking fearlessly into the unconventional.
This guy redeems the nature of electronic music into the category of the exotic till the point the listener gets really mindblowed by the beauty, the detail, the madness or the deepness, the strength or the shadow in equal dosage. An alchemist of sound, a true modern composer of high rank.


November 1, 2012
Been one of my favorite artists since Cujo in the 90's. Saw him live in 00' in California. So, as everyone knows, this alone makes my opinion more valid and important than the artist himself.

Since ISAM, I can't say I know exactly what the hell Amon Tobin is doing anymore. Most of his tracks no longer have any cohesiveness. Rather, they're blip-happy (see Dr. Rockit) and with non-stop transitions. Once they begin to take you to that blissful, tranquil place in your imagination that you know so well, they backstab and jar you. Then you feel hollow and disappointed, like balls of blue.

His latest creations since Foley Room (which was an obvious experimental venture) have stemmed some sort of mania of transitional sound that I'm not sure I can dig into. Here is hoping he takes another turn in his experimentation for the better, because we all know he's capable, we all know his versatility, and we all know what an underground gem he has always been.


June 11, 2011
Hope he does not sell out like Squarepusher


December 30, 2010
One word: Brilliant!


September 25, 2009
I don't know much about Amon Tobin, hell only have 3 of his albums, but I know this much about Amon Tobin. He is out there on his own, doing his own thing and I used to think that the "cutting edge" in electronic music had long been gone and passed, but everytime I hear a tune or a sound that has passed through this man's hands, all hear is the "cutting edge".
The "cutting edge" in terms of how musicians produce music in this day age might be over, but it definitely still exists in Amon Tobin's head.


January 28, 2004
Amon Tobin is one of the most amazing artists i've ever heard. Tobin interweaves samples in a dramatic and mindboggling manner (see Marine Machines, or just about any track from 'Out, From Out Where'), his skill is unparallelled. After listening to one of his later albums (OFOW, or Supermodified.. the earlier albums are brilliant but mainly drum 'n' bass) you'll be convinced Tobin has created an entirely new genre, the drum 'n' bass /industrial influence is heavy but there is simply no one genre out there that can define his work short Tobin is groundbreaking.


December 16, 2003
I saw Amon Tobin Live , and that was the best night I've ever been to. Amon was very good in that he would put some slower tunes so that you could relax (and collect yourself), then he would put on a tune that would just tear the place to bits!
It was a blend of Insanely fast and complex drum'n'bass, hardcore, heavy metal, ambient, dub.. you name it.
Therefore one of the most varied and interesting set I've listened to.

Also , I had a chance to talk to the guy, very nice and humble..

Good work man!, we love you.


March 14, 2003
Amon is one of the finest producers I think. The way he mixes his samples is unbelievable. My personal favorites are Slowly, Marine Machine, Saboteur, Escape, Nightlife and ofcourse 4 Ton Mantis.

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