The Mark of Excellence

Bonobo

Late Night Tales

> > Nov 15 2013

Bonobo - Late Night Tales
By Ashley HampsonFor the latest installment of the renowned Late Night Tales series, Bonobo takes a crack at a compilation that is traditionally rooted in downtempo. The album's success lies in Bonobo's ability to shift genres just when you're getting used to one, never hinging on a single sound longer than necessary. The subtlety with which he transitions into new material is a feat. Late Night Tales weaves through a brass renegade with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, flows to instrumental funk with Menahan Street Band, and melds brilliantly with a condensed version of Andrew Ashong's soulful pop piece "Flowers." The muted tuba gives way to echoed claps and perfectly drops into the bass heavy "Down the Line (It Takes A Number)" by Romare. The grit and disconnect of Lapalux nestles nicely between experimental hip-hop and instrumental jazz, while the acoustic, mournful rendition of Amerie's "One Thing" by collaborators Peter and Kerry is a beautiful addition. It's an impeccable compilation.
(Late Night Tales)
GET IT!
Dance & Electronic RSS
Mailing List
SHARE IT!
Google+
Google Bookmarks
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Tumblr
Be the first to comment
Login
Keep me logged in
Prove You Are Not a Robot
To remove this step go back and login.

Picks

Most Popular Stories

  1. Gwar Reveal New FrontwomanNEWS: Gwar Reveal New Frontwoman
  2. JFL42 Lena Dunham - Sony Centre, Toronto ON, September 20LIVE COMEDY REVIEWS: JFL42 Lena Dunham Sony Centre, Toronto ON, September 20
  3. JFL42 Amy Schumer - Sony Centre, Toronto ON, September 19LIVE COMEDY REVIEWS: JFL42 Amy Schumer Sony Centre, Toronto ON, September 19

Latest Issue: Sep 14 Issue