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Somewhere back in the mid-90's a fresh faced Brazilian ex-pat living in the UK decided he was going to put down his harmonica, pick up a sampler, and name himself after a Stephen King novel. The resulting album, Cujo's 'Adventures In Foam' (released on Ninebar records, later reissued on Ninja Tune) signaled Amon Tobin's entry into the world of music. Well actually ... Read more in Amazon's Amon Tobin Store

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  • Audio CD (7 Feb. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Ninja Tune
  • ASIN: B00030EQVQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  DVD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,993 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Apparently, the computer games industry now has a higher turnover than Hollywood. So it should be no surprise that for the third installment of the "Splinter Cell" series of games, makers Ubisoft decided that they wanted something more than your standard mixture of unrelated pop tunes or crappy "atmosphere" music made by a one-fingered failed musician and a Fisher Price synth. Instead, they called for submissions from the cream of the film world and beyond, ‘auditioning’ such famous names as Lalo Schiffrin.

In the end, they made a braver decision by employing none other than our very own Amon Tobin. And Amon, as you might expect, has completely revolutionised what you might expect from humble "games music". As he himself puts it, "I tried to write the music as if it was a score for a Dario Argento movie." And whether you like Amon's music or not, no other game's ever sounded like this. It's the first of its kind.

An electronic record made almost entirely from acoustic instruments, every sound has been lovingly warped and re-warped, handcrafted and caressed before having thousands of volts shot through it for that trademark Amon adrenalin rush. And, for his first full length soundtrack, Amon has tried to develop a unifying atmosphere rather than individual tracks, a genuine score. There are recurring, evolving themes and some clear nods to great film scorers of the past. As Amon puts it, "it’s both an occasionally slightly camp homage to the great soundtrack composers and a humble attempt to create the genuine article."

Possibly the first ‘proper’ videogame soundtrack to be released as an album in its own right (not just some shonky compilation), this is also a blinding record, another worthy addition to Tobin’s ever-developing catalogue… Get it before some blood-crazed, square-eyed sniper driven mad by too many hours with just a console for company turns your head into a dropped watermelon. You know it makes sense…

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" A computer game soundtrack you'll actually want to whack on the stereo once in a while." -- PS2 Mag

"Blood thirsty and brutal and as insanely inventive as always, global domination can only be a whisker away." -- Rock Sound

"So good, it's in danger of making playing the game unnecessary." -- Metro

"…a truly multidimensional score at the forefront of gaming sound." -- Knowledge

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By matty-o on 29 July 2005
Format: Audio CD
Now, if you're on this page looking at Amon Tobin, chances are that you've never heard of him. Or, that you have heard of him and wondered what the newest release from the vaults of Ninja is all about. I shall try my upmost to appeal to both types. The ignorant, and the learned. In short, this album is amazing. It is the best thing i have listened to since... Well... I have no idea. I have never heard anything like it. This is so different from the likes of Bricolage Permentuation etc, yet you know that it's still Amon. The way each track seems to work is sheer genius. What i love about this album is this.
Songs and pieces of music nowadays have a rather annoying tendancy to build up too quickly. I believe this to be a by-product of our hectic lifestyles nowadays. Music has become a quick fix. You hear a track on the radio and, after a minute and a half, you hear a massive peak in the track. Then, it goes back down again to a chorus or even a breakdown, that you can be guaranteed that it'll go back up again in a minute's time. This album is the opposite. As i sit here and listen to "Theme From Battery" I can't help but feel glad that the song isn't hurrying to it's peak. This album takes it's time, so rarely found in music nowadays.
Another fascinating point about this album is that it is made entirely with acoustic instruments. Well, when i say acoustic, i mean all of the sounds in this album came from a natural source. Not a single sample or sound in this album was made with the aid of a computer, a rare thing in todays world were the computer is king when it comes to music.
One thing, though, is guaranteed. Everybody loves this album. They just don't know it yet. I cannot stress to any of you as to the sheer brilliance of this album. I bought it blind.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. Durie on 17 Aug. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I admired the soundtrack for Splinter cell: Chaos theory throughout all of the hours I played it, every track has the perfect mood for the mission to which it is assigned.

From the clunky/rustic guitar and haunting strings of the opener, to the eccentric jazzy style of 'Kokubo Sosho stealth', the highly consistent sound genius has taken traditional styles (such as Flamenco for 'Bank') and combined them with his own, un-named genre.

Amon Tobin doesn't play the instruments himself, however, he always knows what he wants from the session musicians, and always gets it.

After finishing SC:CT (the first time round), I recognised 'Ruthless' being played on Top Gear, it was clear then that it had been released on CD. I bought it, then very quickly afterwards, Supermodified and Permutation. I now have all of his albums (including the CD released under the pseodonym 'Cujo').

I have since noticed that AT's music appears to be a favourite of whoever compiles the soundtrack to Top Gear car reviews, even with multiple little clips of tracks from different albums played in succession. I can see why, he has plenty of terrifically eerie or wonderfully catchy tracks to choose from.

This album did not get five stars due to missing material which should have been included, the entire backing track for the Bank mission was left out, for example.
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Unfulfilling, if we're honest.

Amon Tobin shows his prowess, as you'd expect from him, but the full range of the game's soundtrack is not entirely present in this product.
The BANK mission is missing entirely (which even by opinion, is just THE best track, if not the signature track for Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory), and the tracks are not labeled accordingly to the levels designated, which is nitpicking, but still is an arbitrary choice...

This soundtrack is really an 'abridged' version- not the entirety of the composition, but a general overview of what was present. I find it lacking because of this, as the full, dynamic range of Tobin's work gave us exactly what was needed and is what brought us here. The entire soundtrack and specified segments are available to listen to individually IN THE GAME, for goodness sakes.

Despite this issue, I DO still recommend this product; It is NOT just the level segments ('STRESS', 'FIGHT') joined together- but masterfully blended, timeless works only a distinguished musician like Tobin could make us passionate about. They are unique to the segments as individual, full pieces and are to be listened to and praised just as much as the scripted versions.

I have no problem gaining an unofficial download of the full segmented soundtrack, but to those who truly want it, I suggest you show respect where credit is due first and buy into this album before ever doing so. It's what you want.
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By Stuart on 30 Nov. 2008
Format: DVD
I agree with other listeners and reviwers its very good music but I would give this dvd audio disc 4 out of 5. you cannot play it on your walkman which maybe obvious to some, but also the tracks are done in a very standard way on these soundtracks. you wont here the tracks at hi speed like in the game thers no build up like whewn a guard heres you the first time until ther fast paced attack style of the track. The tracks stay mostly the same speed throughout which is fine mostly but it lacks the buildup and tension that can occur in the game as the music changes pace. A bonus on this dvd though is you get some footage which is fun to watch and a music video. Also some interesting screenshots for each track nothing like gameplay but more like artwork of the chaos theory colours and mood of the game and music.
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