Electronic: Year in Review 2010

Electronic: Year in Review 2010
6. Bonobo Black Sands (Ninja Tune)
Grounding electronic music elements with jazzy guitar, violin and horns, Bonobo is a rare artist to unite the digital and analog while blurring differentiation of one from the other. Black Sands echoes and reverberates naturally like a bird's wings fluttering into the night sky. On "Stay The Same" Bonobo's production and instrumentation, with fellow Ninja Tune artist Andreya Triana's clarity of voice, create magic to touch human emotion in a desensitized world. Black Sands shows Bonobo at the height of grace making music so individually authentic to sound both familiar and like nothing you've ever heard.
Sarah Ferguson