Bonobo - Black SandsLabel: Ninja Tune
2 LP, 140g, 10th Anniversary Edition, Ltd Red Vinyl, Gate, New cover image taken by Bonobo with paper Inners and 12” Art Card print of the original Black Sands cover image.
To mark the 10th Anniversary of the critically-acclaimed Black Sands – Bonobo aka Simon Green’s celebrated breakthrough record – Ninja Tune are reissuing the album on special edition red vinyl featuring a new version of the iconic cover image taken by Green.
Influenced by the divergent, bass-driven strands of the UK electronic music scene at that time. Green artfully fitted those evolving sounds into his own wider vision. The record’s lasting importance stems from the depth that he found in those combinations, rattling two-step rhythms and heavy pressure sub-bass twinned with carefully crafted song writing and lush, brightly-realised instrumentation.
It’s a record that’s both timeless and wonderfully of its time. Listening back a decade later, it still sounds just as beguiling, emotive and transportive as it did the first-time round.