Bonobo take things to a new with new EP 'Flashlight' out on December 2nd 20

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Bonobo take things to a new with new EP 'Flashlight' out on December 2nd 20

Flashlight is the sound of a musical master getting back to what he does best. After almost two years of touring his fifth album, The North Borders, The British musician Bonobo's hunger for producing new music is potently evident on this brand new, three track EP."Pelican"'s choppy rhythm, irresistible drums and swirling synths are liable to cause an onset of synesthesia, and make the song sound somehow three dimensional. "Return to Air" closes the set with a tender, immersive joy that makes total sense of its title. Keen eared listeners will remember the song from his Boiler Room set from last September and with good reason. Instantly recognisable it represents the next step for Simon Green production wise, expertly playing with soaring melodies and rhythms to create a truly epic track. The Flashlight EP's three songs are of the highest musical calibre, leaving the listener begging for more, and suggesting that Bonobo's next full-length will see him take another giant leap forwards. In the meantime, Simon Green is touring North America with his blistering DJ set, ahead of a final, fittingly grand North Borders show at Alexandra Palace on 28th November. Bonobo uses a wide variety of samples in his music combined with heavy, often complex basslines. His music generally develops linearly – with new elements such as basslines or percussion coming in one after the other. In Days to Come, he mixes this sonic background with the clean yet distinctive vocals of Bajka, who often uses harmony to build up a multifaceted sound. Whilst often touring solo, and performing DJ sets, in 2004 Bonobo opted to follow the growing trend amongst electronic acts of playing with a full band. The band plays live renditions of studio material, with a singer, keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, string section, electronics, and drummer. Simon Green mainly plays bass guitar, and leads the band from the middle.

Flashlight is the sound of a musical master getting back to what he does best. After almost two years of touring his fifth album, The North Borders, The British musician Bonobo's hunger for producing new music is potently evident on this brand new, three track EP."Pelican"'s choppy rhythm, irresistible drums and swirling synths are liable to cause an onset of synesthesia, and make the song sound somehow three dimensional. "Return to Air" closes the set with a tender, immersive joy that makes total sense of its title. Keen eared listeners will remember the song from his Boiler Room set from last September and with good reason. Instantly recognisable it represents the next step for Simon Green production wise, expertly playing with soaring melodies and rhythms to create a truly epic track. The Flashlight EP's three songs are of the highest musical calibre, leaving the listener begging for more, and suggesting that Bonobo's next full-length will see him take another giant leap forwards. In the meantime, Simon Green is touring North America with his blistering DJ set, ahead of a final, fittingly grand North Borders show at Alexandra Palace on 28th November. Bonobo uses a wide variety of samples in his music combined with heavy, often complex basslines. His music generally develops linearly – with new elements such as basslines or percussion coming in one after the other. In Days to Come, he mixes this sonic background with the clean yet distinctive vocals of Bajka, who often uses harmony to build up a multifaceted sound. Whilst often touring solo, and performing DJ sets, in 2004 Bonobo opted to follow the growing trend amongst electronic acts of playing with a full band. The band plays live renditions of studio material, with a singer, keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, string section, electronics, and drummer. Simon Green mainly plays bass guitar, and leads the band from the middle.