Pianos and brass are abundantly present. Sometimes, you think, life is good. His music has aided the sales of Citroen cars and Olay creams, as well as soothing the puzzlement of Lost. If what comes out the other end is the music of Bonobo, classical, funk, pop, then this is the fuel that keeps the engine running: soul, leftfield, jazz, rock.
Sit down and reflect and let those beautiful pianos skim the water s surface. This release also features a bonobo recording exclusive to the release, a stunning cover of Donovan s "Get Thy Bearings, " as well as an depth personal track comments by Simon Green aka Bonobo and an exclusive spoken word piece by A list actor Benedict Cumberbatch Star Trek/The Hobbit/Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Not only that, the unsettling sounds of lapalux or maybe even shlomo pierce the misty evening air, but there s Bonobo s special LNT cover version, a brilliant reading of Donovan s "Get Thy Bearings, " As the light dims, before giving way to the ethereal splendour of Eddi Front s "Gigantic" or even Nina s paean to an imagined rural idyll "Baltimore.
It could be the great ouse, as willows weep into the water; it could even be in Brooklyn overlooking the Lower East Side, as the sun slides down the sides of the skyscrapers. Amble down to the riverside. Stepping forward into the compilers spotlight for the 33rd edition is Simon Green aka Bonobo a musician, producer and DJ perfectly suited to soundtrack an evening spent reclining to some parallel beats.
Six albums to the good, green has been on a winning streak since 2010 s breakthrough Black Sands. Wrapped in delicately programmed drums, Green s music is at once both somber and reassuring.
Bonobo has built a large, loyal, and engaged global fan-base: over half a million album sales and over one hundred and ﬁfty million streams on Spotify point to the levels of success achieved by this self-effacing man. Second sun" mixes guitar, feedback, and strings in completely unfamiliar ways. Outlier" channels a swinging take on two-step back into luscious romanticism, before changing direction and ﬁnishing on the dance-ﬂoor not for nothing has Bonobo talked about the central importance to the overall feel of the album of his all-night Output DJ residencies in NY where he road-tested tracks, his 'Outlier' club curation series and visits to the Kompakt Studios.
Green, meanwhile, built the structure of the track during a transatlantic ﬂight another meaning of Migration rests in the fact of making large chunks of the record while out on the road. Over time, the identities of new places evolve. It is a theme with a personal as well as a sociological aspect to it.
Opener and title track "migration" sets the tone for the record - a shifting, gradually building combination of complex electronic programming Green programmed a special algorithm to create the drum sequencing and live piano playing, the sense of movement in the music is palpable. Simon green aka bonobo returns with his sixth album, the masterful, magisterial Migration - a record which cements his place in the very highest echelons of electronic music and beyond.
Nick murphy formerly known as chet faker, on the other hand, is from Australia, but a shared love of disco brought the pair together for the hugely emotive "No Reason. Nicole miglis of hundred waters delivers a superbly understated vocal for the glistening textures of "Surface, " while Moroccan band Innov Gnawa, based in New York, make up the last of the vocals, offering real grit and beauty to the housey shufﬂe of "Bambro Koyo Ganda.
It's been almost three years since the release of Bonobo's masterful, mould-breaking Black Sands, an album that saw him touring a hypnotic live show across the world for well over a year. Thematic, addictive and perfectly formed, resonant, it's a thrillingly coherent statement piece. Now, in 2013, he stands ready to take things up yet another notch.
. The north borders' is a long stride forward - both a natural evolution and a continuation of the electronic palette of Black Sands.
2010 release. Simon green aka bonobo returns with his fourth and finest album, Black Sands. Losing none of his epic emotionalism, his control of texture and color and his subtlety, Black Sands sees Green making some of his most contemporary-sounding music to date.
Late Night Tales
The cinematic orchestra's late night Tales was over 12 months in the making and is truly one of the most elaborate mix albums ever released! .
Late Night Tales
2011 collection curated by alt-rock duo including a brand new MGMT recording exclusive to this release: a cover of the Bauhaus classic "All We Ever Wanted Is Everything". On this installment of late night tales, the velvet Underground, Suicide and Julian Cope sit alongside less familiar names such as Disco Inferno, whose 'Can't See It Through' opens proceedings.
Also features tracks from The Durutti Column, The Chills, The Jacobites and Felt.
2000 release. 10 tracks in all including the 12 inch only singles, 'Terrapin' & 'The Plug'. Getting heaps of praise in the UK dance magazine's. Essential late night listening. Another fantastic chill Out record to file along side your Bent, Dusted & Groove Armada records.
Late Night Tales
La champagne' was a game-changer and his remixes of artists like Sharon Phillips secured his place as an artist with some serious chops. But that's not the story, it's not where the plot comes from, it's not where we're going. But that's not all he is. But it's his solo material that has impacted on the dance community - and beyond.
Trentemoller is the Dane who did. No. For it's in the dark beauty of low's tremulous Amazing Grace' or even the way that the Shangri-Las' Remember Walkin' In The Sand', surrounded by t. He's been making electronic music of one kind of bent or another for over 15 years, first making his name as part of Trigbag, a live house act that toured extensively.
It's just a little indicator to reassure you we know the way. You can hear that yearning in his productions and its evident here, a sort of Protestant northern European melancholy. He is aided on his journey towards the Baltic by some heavy hitters, Mazzy Star, of course: Velvet Underground, This Mortal Coil.
Days to Come
Cameo by Fink. Deluxe edition : 2CD set. Fluid 2006 album, with a 7-track bonus disc of instrumentals and rarities! Elegant soundscapes 'n' rugged beats from the UK stayer, on Ninja Tune.
Dial M for Monkey
One Offs Remixes & B Sides