Tracklist

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

Versions (21)

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zenCD36, zenCD 36 Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune zenCD36, zenCD 36 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
zen36 Amon Tobin Permutation(2xLP, Album) Ninja Tune zen36 UK 1998 Sell This Version
3606007-2 Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album) Subsolo 3606007-2 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
zenCD 36 Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album) Ninja Tune zenCD 36 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
zenCD 36 Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album) Ninja Tune zenCD 36 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
TFCK-87953 Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album) Toy's Factory TFCK-87953 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
PRT-845 Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album, Promo) Toy's Factory PRT-845 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
zen cd36 Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album, Promo) Ninja Tune zen cd36 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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zenCD 36 Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album, Unofficial) Ninja Tune (2) zenCD 36 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
SONCAT36 Amon Tobin Permutation(Cass, Album) Ninja Tune, Sonic Records (2) SONCAT36 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
ZENMC 36 Amon Tobin Permutation(Cass, Album) Ninja Tune ZENMC 36 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
BARCODE 43CD Amon Tobin Permutation(CD, Album, RE) Barcode Records BARCODE 43CD Poland 2011 Sell This Version
ZEN 36 Amon Tobin Permutation(2xLP, Album, M/Print, RE, RP) Ninja Tune ZEN 36 UK 2013 Sell This Version
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zen 36 Amon Tobin Permutation(2xLP, Album, RP) Ninja Tune zen 36 UK 2013 Sell This Version
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Ajapanagamanas

Ajapanagamanas

December 3, 2020
edited 4 months ago
referencing Permutation, CD, Album, zenCD36, zenCD 36

if you happen to think about it, what a conceptual mess it is to mix around actual jazz with hip hop, drill n bass, eerie film soundtrack, leftfield attitude and fucking bossa nova all through such a relentlessly gloomy but aggressive ride. i can understand why tobin chose to "move on" from these aesthetics -even though i dont buy his stuff past ISAM that much-; but its such an unique mess it's hard to ignore it. juvenile perhaps, but still strong after 22 years now.
LachyLn

LachyLn

September 22, 2020
referencing Permutation, 2xLP, Album, zen36
Why is the track sequence/order on vinyl different to the CD and Spotify order? Fantastic album and record sounds good but Nova as the last track fits so much better to calm one down after all of those powerful and relentless drums
limbo

limbo

July 10, 2020
referencing Permutation, CD, Album, zenCD36, zenCD 36
This is definitely that type of album made for you to sit back in your favourite chair with some whisky and a big cigar.
ScribbleVision

ScribbleVision

June 25, 2019
referencing Permutation, CD, Album, zenCD 36
Amazing album. Takes everything Bricolage did right and does it a million times better.
jiljilala

jiljilala

June 26, 2017
referencing Permutation, 2xLP, Album, zen36
I think this record is part of the flavour of the 90s .. I can call already a classic record .... A must have !!!! .......is many things inside .. .... If you want to have part of the real underground of 90s .....you find it !!!
thizz

thizz

May 18, 2015
referencing Permutation, CD, Album, RE, zenCD36, zenCD 36
this is one of those hauntingly good albums that keeps you coming back for more.
wonderbrat

wonderbrat

January 29, 2011
referencing Permutation, CD, Album, RE, zenCD36, zenCD 36
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.
jazzliscious

jazzliscious

June 9, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
referencing Permutation, 2xLP, Album, zen36

Yes, this really is a grand experiment in future jazz/d-n-b tricknology. Its drum-n-bass moments are like drums on speed yet with that very special artistic touch. Its future jazz moments are just as relaxing and invigorating as jazz was always meant to be. Amon Tobin is a pioneer in drum-n-bass experimentation and shows off his innovator status brilliantly on this album. At the time of this release drum-n-bass was really in a funk and Amon showed us all there was and always is hope. My personal favorite and a cornerstone track in my entire techno oriented arsenal is Nightlife. The horn samples are unforgettable once they burn their place in your brain forever. Play it, play it often!
clickclick

clickclick

May 21, 2002
referencing Permutation, 2xLP, Album, zen36

Dark, quirky, menacing, funky and wicked are some of the words you could use to describe this album, but the best thing to do is buy it, Mr Tobin is really in a class of his own.