Bonobo returns in 2010 with his new album Black Sands, out on Ninja Tune on March 23rd, but why wait in silence when you can listen to our exclusive mix? Kicking things off is the first single with Andreya Triana, “The Keeper,” and Bonobo’s fourth album features him at the helm producing, arranging and performing most of the live instrumentation. It might seem like a tall order, but Bonobo (aka Seth Green) masterfully draws Andreya Triana’s vocals up, over, under and through an intricate web of beats and bass. Tracklisting after the jump.
Released by Ninja Tune
Bonobo, also known as DJ and producer Simon Green, is back with the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2009 release Live at Koko with a new record, Black Sands. With already an impressive body of work with the full-lengths Animal Magic, Dial 'M' For Monkey, Days to Come, in addition to countless EPs and single releases (my personal favorite being the Scuba EP), Simon Green has kept busy by growing and innovating beyond his previous work of years past. His compositional technique, rivaling some of the work put out by DJ Shadow (see Endtroducing), labelmates Amon Tobin and Blockhead (see Music By Cavelight), Madlib, and Guillermo Scott-Herren (also known as Prefuse 73) illustrates a nuanced meeting point for the inspired fusing of Green’s varied melodious interests.