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Late Night Tales - Bonobo

Bonobo Audio CD
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Simon Green was born and grew up in rural Hampshire, escaping to Brighton aged eighteen. There he fell into the jazz/hip hop/funk/soul scene centred around Rob Luis and nights like phonic:hoop. An accomplished musician as a teenager, he began producing his own tracks, pushing at the template established in the sweaty little venues studding the Lanes.

Green’s first release came on ... Read more in Amazon's Bonobo Store

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  • Audio CD (18 Nov 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Late Night Tales
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,424 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. An Ending, A Beginning - Dustin O'Halloran
2. A Calf Born In Winter - Khruangbin
3. Get Thy Bearings (Feat. Szjerdene) - Bonobo
4. Didn't I - Darondo
5. Baltimore - Nina Simone
6. Flipside - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
7. The Traitor - Menehan Street Band
8. Flowers - Andrew Ashong
9. Down The Line (It Takes A Number) - Romare
10. Places - Shlohmo
11. Gutter Glitter - Lapalux
12. Wings (Floating Points Remix) - The Invisible
13. Hedron - Badbadnotgood
14. Viii. Juliet - Matthew Bourne
15. Sailing Out To Sea - Matthew Halsall
16. South Congress - Airhead
17. Essence Of Sapphire - Dorothy Ashby
18. One Thing - Peter And Kerry
19. Gigantic - Eddi Front
20. Peace Piece - Bill Evans
See all 21 tracks on this disc

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Stepping forward into the compilers spotlight for the 33rd edition of Late Night Tales is Simon Green – aka Bonobo – a musician, producer and DJ perfectly suited to soundtrack an evening spent reclining to some parallel beats.

Six albums to the good (most recently ‘The North Borders’ released earlier in 2013), Green has been on a winning streak since 2010’s breakthrough ‘Black Sands’, which has now sold in excess of 160,000 copies. Wrapped in delicately programmed drums, Green’s music is at once both sombre and reassuring. If what comes out the other end is the music of Bonobo, then this is the fuel that keeps the engine running: soul, jazz, classical, pop, funk, leftfield, rock. Pianos and brass are abundantly present. Our ivories are warmed and tickled by the classic, Bill Evans, and new school, with Matthew Bourne’s mournfully beautiful ‘Juliet’ and Dustin O’Halloran’s ‘An Ending A Beginning’. The brass section comes courtesy of Menehan Street Band’s jazzy ‘The Traitor’, ‘Flipside’ by the Hypnotic Brass Band. Exclusives include YouTube sensation ‘One Thing’ by Peter & Kerry . Not only that, but there’s Bonobo’s special LNT cover version, a brilliant reading of Donovan’s ‘Get Thy Bearings’, As the light dims, the unsettling sounds of Lapalux or maybe even Shlomo pierce the misty evening air, before giving way to the ethereal splendour of Eddi Front’s ‘Gigantic’ or even Nina’s paean to an imagined rural idyll ‘Baltimore’.

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Exquisite 2013 compilation of hand-picked faves by Nina Simone, Menahan Street Band, Bill Evans, Lapalux, Dorothy Ashby, Shlohmo and others, plus his own exclusive new cover of Donovan's "Get Thy Bearings".

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the right ingredients 8 Dec 2013
By Oblaky
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Here's another word of praise. I enjoy introspective, nocturnal mixes and this one does it all for me. The mood, the variety in weaving themes, while remaining silky smooth. It wins in knowing where to ease down and where to take a different turn, or where to provide space for softer tones. There are gentle, elegant threads, the mood is introspective, comforting and affectionate, touching, at times. There are no rough edges to bruise, although there are enough surprises to sustain intensity till the end. One to buy for the special person in your life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Late Night Tales 30 Dec 2013
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I chose my rating because I am a fan of Bonobo. This is a very nice chill out CD and it is lovely to hear what they listen to and get their influences from.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic musical scrapbook 27 Nov 2013
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Bonobo, aka Simon Green, with his mix of electronic, downtempo and jazz roots seems like an excellent choice to curate the next instalment of this well-regarded series.

It starts with An Ending, A Beginning by Dustin O'Halloran, a beautiful progression of piano with strings in the background. Soon after we get to Bonobo's own contribution, a cover of Donovan's Get Thy Bearings with one of his long-time collaborators Szjerdene providing silky vocals to a multi-layered collection of electronic sounds and soft drums that leads to the soulful turn of Didn't I by Darondo.

Throw in some brassy tracks, Flipside by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and The Traitor by Menahan Street Band and listeners are taken on a skilful exploration of linked genres.

The middle section slows a little to Places by Shlohmo which is detailed but chilled out, with influences of hip hop and soothing vocals while the synthesisers and distorted bass create a sense of huge space.

I enjoyed Wing by The Invisible with the mix of ambient, percussive sounds and the vibrating electric guitar. Nearer the end of the album we switch direction to more classical composition with Sailing Out To Sea by Matthew Halsall which features mournful strings and is dark and soothing.

A smile came to my face when One Thing by Peter and Kerry came up as it was a nice take on Amerie with guitar plucking, sliding notes and a calmer pace to match the emotion of their voices.

Overall this is a brilliantly put together compilation, showcasing some of the music that has informed Bonobo and gives a wide insight into his musical tastes. There are multiple genres at work, but the selection order is such that they blend together practically seamlessly. This is a must-have if you like Bonobo or have listened to Late Night Tales before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best Late Night Tales compilation 13 Mar 2014
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Don't spoil it by listening to preview snippets - just buy this and enjoy a perfect mix put together by one of the best producers and DJs out there....
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5.0 out of 5 stars great compilation 11 Mar 2014
By yolabis
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Very beautiful compilation of the artist Bonobo. Quality music, very melodious sounds. We ask for more of it. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome..... 2 Mar 2014
By R. Hale
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Wow, This is a different from the rest.
Moves through some mellow tracks up to some more rapping grooves.
Mixing is excellent.
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