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Editors’ Notes

Rewarding fans for the long wait between 2006’s Days to Come and 2010’s Black Sands, Simon Green (a.k.a. Bonobo) delivers a 2012 remix of the latter that upstages the original with various electronic subgenre styles produced by an awesome array of studio wizards. The Essex, England–based Lapalux transforms the original album’s 1:18 introduction into an ambient orchestration. His “Finger on the Tape Remix” of “Prelude” plays for three extra minutes, extending the exotic string arrangements with watery ambience. Andreya Triana’s soulful and sultry harmonies get stripped down to one vocal track cooing over Banks’ acoustic reworking of “The Keeper”. With four different remixes, “Eyesdown” is the album's most popular chunk of sonic molding clay. Floating Points takes out the lo-fi vinyl hiss, crackles, and pops before shaping the tune into a mellow two-step affair, while ARP 101 turns it inside out and tacks on wonky analog synths and wobbling dubstep bass. Meanwhile, DELS throws in laid-back rhymes before Machine Drum runs it through the jungle with intense heart-attack beats.

Customer Reviews


This album tells a story from start to finish. It will hook you from the short prelude to the end. It has very good beats and smooth sounds. If you are a new to Bonobo start here and not the remixes of this album. Another new artist I discovered and recommend is Eric Walker Tangier Dream here on itunes. It is also a complete album that takes you on a journey and helps you escape. I hope Bonobo comes out with a new album soon rather than just revisiting his earlier works. But until then I will have this and Eric's album on repeat!


I'm in love with this album and can't stop playing it!


I was sold on the preview of Kiara and am not sorry! love this album. BUY IT


Born: 30 March 1976 in Leeds, England

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

With the experimental warmth of '60s French films and the pizzicato flavor of horizontal hip-hop, Simon Green's Bonobo project established the welcome niche of a pretension-free, post-party intellectual chillout upon the release of his full-length debut in 2000. Since then, his sound and scope have expanded dramatically, with his sophisticated compositions and arrangements incorporating live instrumentation and encompassing influences ranging from jazz, house, folk, and soul to African, Asian, and...
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