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Better Than Groove Armada?,
By A Customer
This review is from: Animal Magic (Audio CD)
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If you fancy relaxing in the garden this summer, with a couple or beers with your mates and you're bored of Groove Armada's "Vertigo", the album on your portable stereo should be Animal Magic by Bonobo.
If listened to very closely the theme can be a little repetitive, but if something is that good, why not repeat it? But, the album is not, I guess, meant to be "in your face", rather a cool background feeling.
A very impressive first (I think?) album. combining cool harmonies, mellow jazz and a subtle breakbeat. Some of the tracks, including "Terrapin" and "The Plug", are dreamy and reminiscent and arguably better than the famous(ish) "At The River" by Groove Armada. The production quality is also very good, for, I assume, a small label.
Can I have some money now?