Bonobo has been electrifying the ears of his listeners since 2000, when he released his first album, Animal Magic – and his music is indeed magical. Since then, he has continued to fuse electronic music with hints of jazz and unique rhythms. Bonobo is a true wizard of sound.
Over the past few years, Bonobo has been touring around the globe with his live band, hooking audiences with his catchy rhythms and creative melodies. 2012 was a year in which Bonobo also found success as a DJ. The artist traveled to New York to write material for his next album, a true piece of electronic music excellence.
The North Borders, Bonobo’s latest work, plays like a soundtrack to a fantastic dream. After pressing play, listeners will be transported into the sonic bliss of Bonobo’s creativity. The album’s resonance will be felt long after the final track has ended. The aura of tracks like “First Fires”, “Cirrus”, and “Ten Tigers” are habit-forming works of art.
The balanced complexity of Bonobo’s music stems from his skill of piecing together separate ideas. As he told Berkleegroove.com in April of this year:
“It’s interesting how you get these sounds, which are three-times removed from each other, but when you listen to the track you think, ‘WOW, this sounds great!’”
You can keep up with Bonobo’s latest news, tour dates, and more on his website, bonobomusic.com. He will be making stops at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market on October 24 and Portland’s Roseland Theater on October 25. Listen to 88.1 The ‘Burg tonight (10/18) between 6 and 8 p.m. for a chance to win tickets to the Seattle show!