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Bonobo - Black Sands - Downtempo - Modern Soul - Nu Jazz - 180 Grm 2LP

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Bonobo - Black Sands

Label: Ninja Tune – ZEN140
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Contains download code for the MP3 version of this release.
Printed innersleeves with graphics and credits.
180gram vinyl pressing.
Country: Europe
Released: 29 Mar 2010
Genre: Electronic
Style: Downtempo, Ambient


A1 Prelude
Piano, Double Bass, Harmonium – Simon Green
Violin – Mike Simmonds
A2 Kiara
Violin – Mike Simmonds
A3 Kong
Bass, Keyboards, Guitar – Simon Green
A4 Eyesdown
Featuring, Written-By – Andreya Triana
Harp – Simon Green

B1 El Toro
Bass, Guitar [Nylon], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Simon Green
Flute, Saxophone – Mike Lesirge
Trombone – Alan Hardiman
Trumpet – Ryan Jacob
Violin, Viola – Mike Simmonds
B2 We Could Forever
Bass, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Harmonium – Simon Green
B3 1009

C1 All In Forms
Guitar, Keyboards, Bass – Simon Green
C2 The Keeper
Bass, Guitar, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Simon Green
Vocals [Featuring], Written-by – Andreya Triana
C3 Stay The Same
Bass, Guitar [Nylon], Keyboards, Musical Box – Simon Green
Saxophone – Jack Willey
Vocals [Featuring], Written-by – Andreya Triana

D1 Animals
Double Bass, Keyboards, Guitar – Simon Green
Drums – Graham Fox
Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Tom Chant
D2 Black Sands
Double Bass, Guitar [Nylon], Mandolin, Harmonium, Piano, Xylophone – Simon Green
Drums – Jack Baker
Flute, Clarinet – Mike Lesirge
Trombone – Alan Hardiman
Trumpet – Ryan Jacob
Violin – Mike Simmonds

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Mastered At – The Soundmasters
Pressed By – MPO
Published By – Just Isn't Music
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ninja Tune
Copyright (c) – Ninja Tune
Design, Art Direction – Oscar & Ewan
Mastered By [Uncredited], Lacquer Cut By [Uncredited] – Kevin Metcalfe
Photography By – Pelle Crépin
Photography By [Assisted By] – Matthew Robinson
Written-By, Producer – Simon Green

A skilled multi-instrumentalist and a talented DJ, British DJ Simon Green (aka Bonobo) is one of the few artists around today that has managed to take the trip-hop sound and transfer it effectively to the live arena with sold-out shows across the globe.
His fourth and latest album, Black Sands, shows an artist at the top of his game.
Unlike some of his knob-twiddling counterparts, Green is a trained musician and plays most of the instruments here, ranging from violins to saxophones.

A real aura of emotion is present from the beginning of the record. "Kiara" flows and thumps in amongst the violin, while cut-up vocals ebb and flow in amongst it all. Some of the highlights of previous records were the tracks which managed to successfully merge chilled-out jazz with a hypnotic beat. That base is covered here with the dreamy "Kong", here fleshed out with Mediterranean sounding acoustic guitars and pipes.
Since the release of his last album, Green hooked up with soul-singer Andreya Triana and she features heavily across the album. She lends her ethereal tones to the skittering beats of the first single "Eyesdown".
On "Stay the Same", an intoxicating blend of acoustic guitar and dreamy harmonies, Green has the hit to take him to the next level.
Bonobo is one of the few electronic artists today, that can inject such depth and emotion into their music.
A stunning effort and quite simply his best record yet.
Although the parallels with Bonobo's peers (Cinematic Orchestra, For Tet...) are obvious, "his fourth album doesn't just sits in their shadow. Rather, it's an inspiring example of how, free of pressure and publicity, he has blossomed into something beautiful at his own pace". - Paul Clarke
"Brighton producer, Simon Green brings delicate oriental orchestral arrangements, and lovely big bass-heavy, jazz-tinged melodies, in the lush, Fly-Lo mould".

Thankfully, Bonobo's trademark downtempo sound is still here, as are his well-crafted jazzy, almost Brazilian-esque lounge-ified melodies. Songs such as "Animals" and "El Toro" reflect the more upbeat rhythms as were heard in songs like "Pick Up", off "Dial M for Monkey"; yet there is a strikingly distinct other side to the album right from the get-go in the form of the decidedly modern instrumental hip-hop affair that is "Kiara".

It is advised, should any person familiar with Bonobo's previous works hearing this track for the first time, to try and reserve passing judgment on the album solely based off of this song alone. One could even go as far as to say that if someone were to hear this, it would be easy to mistake it for another artist altogether. On the other hand, the return of vocalist Andreya Triana is a pleasant addition to this record, as her sultry, butter-smooth tone finds itself to be a perfect companion to the soothing compositions herein.

Bonobo - The Keeper featuring Andreya Triana

Quality experimental artist.

Love the BONOBO sound along with the likes of Amon Tobin, Massive Attack, DJ Krush, Kruder and Dorfmiester,Tricky, Unkle, Allflaws

trip hop" usually, but that usually associates it to a more organic, acoustic sound like this. More of Bonobo's stuff is more "downtempo",

Bonobo - Eyesdown (feat Andreya Triana)

Bonobo, the stage name of Simon Green is a British musician, producer and DJ. Bonobo uses a wide variety of samples in his music combined with heavy, often complex basslines. His music generally develops linearly - with new elements such as basslines or percussion coming in one after the other.

Bonobo - El Toro

Bonobo - Kiara

It's not sampled it's a synthesised violin. Watch the Bonobo Master Class, he takes thew song apart and shows you how everything was made it's amazing

Bonobo - Kiara

Bonobo - Kiara

Bonobo - Stay The Same' feat. Andreya Triana -

Bonobo - Stay The Same' feat. Andreya Triana - Live At The Roundhouse

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 26 August, 2012.

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