Amon Tobin - Bricolage (1997) album cover.
Episode 20

Amon Tobin - Bricolage (1997)

We explore the jazz, hip-hop, and jungle-infused sounds on Amon Tobin's debut album, Bricolage. With this album, unlike most trip hop albums from the nineties, Tobin perfectly blends old jazz samples with a drum and bass backbone, and an IDM sensibility. Dark, moody, and effortlessly cool, this record stands out as a true gem in the field of trip hop.

Episode Tracklist

  • Amon Tobin - "Bitter & Twistd"
  • Quantic - "Time Is The Enemy"
  • DJ Cam - "No Competition"
  • Amon Tobin - "Easy Muffin"
  • Amon Tobin - "Yasawas"
  • Amon Tobin - "Defocus"
  • Bebel Gilberto - "Samba da Benção"

Sidetrack: Polish Jazz Sampled - The Music of Skalpel

On this week's Sidetrack we dive into the sampled Polish jazz tunes of Poland's own Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudło, known collectively as Skalpel. These guys are masters of their craft and create beautifully dark & moody, cinematic nu-jazz, sampling only from old Polish jazz records from the 60s and 70s. We listen to a couple of these old records, along with two songs of Skalpel's from their 2004 self-titled and 2005's Konfusion.

Tracklist 

  • Skalpel - "Break In"
  • Krzysztof Komeda - "Astigmatic"
  • Zbigniew Namysłowski - "Straszna Franka (Frances The Terror)"
  • Skalpel - "Not Too Bad"
  • Skalpel - "Flying Officer"
  • Jaga Jazzist - "Day"