In the mid-eighties the Brazilian-born Amon Adonai de Araujo Tobin moved to England, where punk and reggae heavily competed with hip-hop, break-beat and electro-funk. It wasn't until he had finished his studies that he started making music by manipulating 'found sounds' and mixing them on a beat of jazz drum samples. Listening to the advanced rhythmic sound-scapes of the albums Permutations and Supermodified, it becomes clear that he's leaving his contemporaries far behind. Tobin often harks back to the swing era and he's sampling, among others, Buddy Rich. In 2005 he made the soundtrack for Tom Clancy's video game Splinter Cell 3. Recently he released the studio album Foley Room with music based on field recordings. The recorded sounds were, in the true Tobin tradition, transformed into fascinating music.
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