Bonobo 'Black Sands Remixed' Album Out February 13th 2012

Bonobo 'Black Sands Remixed' Album Out February 13th 2012

Bonobo 'Black Sands Remixed' Album Out February 13th 2012

"Black Sands" came out in 2010 to almost universal critical acclaim and worldwide commercial success. Si Green aka Bonobo moved from being an underground producer of impeccable credentials to a poster boy for a new take on electronic music - contemporary and edgy but also soulful, song-based, sometimes lush but always emotional.

"Black Sands Remixed" gathers together a group of like-minded musicians and producers to interpret this classic album. Most of the material here has never been heard before (versions of a couple of the pieces were used as part of Ninja's 20th anniversary XX campaign) and has been gathered with assistance from renowned DJ and label-head Alexander Nut. Recent Brainfeeder-signing Lapalux kicks things off with a meticulous, sensuous re-work of "Prelude." Banks fills "The Keeper" with spooky atmospherics. Cosmin TRG re-imagines "Kiara" as delicate heartbeat-house. Floating Points spaces "Eyesdown" out and adds to the groove, while ARP101 (better known as D&B producer Alix Perez) gives the tune an electronic re-lick and DELS adds heartfelt lyricism to the original. Later in the record, Machinedrum turns the same tune into hyperactive percussion and echoed loops of sound. FaltyDL shows a subtle, understated exercise in rhythm and atmosphere for his re-work of "All In Forms." Mark Pritchard lets in the air on "Stay The Same," to create delicate, dub-soul. Mike Slott fiddles with the pitching on "Stay The Same" to create robot emotion. Blue Daisy cuts up and plays with Andreya Triana's vocals until "Stay The Same" really is "Not Quite The Same." Duke Dumont finishes the record with an incredible use of ambience and orchestral build on his 'reconstruction' of "Grains of Sand". Bonobo himself makes two contributions. "Ghost Ship" (originally given away to promote the XX celebrations) reminds the world of Si Green's obvious talents, combining as it does a classic Motown shuffle with lashings of wobbling bass. "Brace Brace" is, quite simply, beautiful, showcasing once again his grasp of instrumentation and tone.


1. Prelude (Lapalux's Finger on the Tape Remix)

2. The Keeper (Banks Remix)

3. Kiara (Cosmin TRG Remix)

4. Eyesdown (Floating Points Remix)

5. Eyesdown (ARP 101 Remix)

6. Eyesdown feat. Andreya Triana & Dels

7. All In Forms (Falty DL Remix)

8. Ghost Ship

9. Stay The Same (Mark Pritchard Remix)

10. Eyesdown (Machine Drum Remix)

11. All In Forms (Mike Slott Remix)

12. Stay The Same (Blue Daisy 'Not Quite the Same' Remix)

13. Brace Brace

14. Black Sands (Duke Dumont's 'Grains Of Sand' Reconstruction Edit)


Tags: Bonobo


More Bonobo

New Names In The Sziget Festival 2014 Line-Up Including The Prodigy And Lily Allen

The organizers of Sziget have announced a new list of names, already confirmed for the 2014 event. At the 'Island of Freedom' The Prodigy, Lily...

Lovebox 2014 Announces M.I.A. Chase And Status Plus Many More

Lovebox returns in 2014 with its first line-up announcement and its most vibrant celebration of self-expression and diversity to date. Renowned for delivering our city...

Bonobo - Late Night Tales Album Review

The only surprising thing about Bonobo's addition to the 'Late Night Tales' roster is that they existed separately for over a decade. Simon Green's heady...

Andy Peterson's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

Bonobo 'Late Night Tales' - With the DJ mix compilation more tired than Nigella Lawson's vanity mirror, LNT are still working miracles in the genre...


Beacons Festival - 2013 Preview

Skipton's Heslaker Farm will be once again hosting one of the North of England's finest small festivals when Beacons Festival 2013 pitches up its tents...

A Week In Music - Bonobo Builds On Steady Career, Little Comets Supply Astronomical Memories, Palma Violets Return With Raucous Video

Albums of Note... Bonobo, aka Simon Green, may not have found instant stardom in his career but his work is characterised by a steady progress...

Bonobo - North Borders Album Review

Simon Green, under the pseudonym Bonobo, has taken a long time to travel a short distance. In a manner mirroring the vibes of his music,...

Bonobo - Black Sands

After the success of 'Black Sands' in early 2010, a remix album release was only a matter of time. The orchestral string arrangements, synthesized piano...



Bonobo Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Bonobo

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All