Bonobo: The North Borders
The North Borders
It was in 2010 when
elevated Simon Green to new heights as an electronic producer in many people’s eyes and ears. Few who followed Green’s trajectory from the get-go would have been surprised by this – or, indeed, by the gentle contours and beautiful widescreen sounds which dominate his fifth album.
The Northern Borders
is Green at his best, making warm- hearted, hazy, intricate grooves that coax you closer with their details. He has a canny knack of attracting the right voices, with Erykah Badu (alien soul from the far side of the moon on
Heaven for the Sinner
), Cornelia (
) and Grey Reverend (the lush, strung-out
) adding some plush tones here.
is perhaps the best example of Green’s craft as an instrumentalist, a track full of emotional drive and aplomb. Time to hit the north.
Download: Cirrus , Heaven for the Sinner