Black Sands

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Black Sands
Studio album by Bonobo
Released 29 March 2010
Genre Electronic, downtempo, chill out
Label Ninja Tune
Bonobo chronology
Days to Come
(2006)
Black Sands
(2010)
The North Borders
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC (positive)[2]
musicOMH 4.5/5 stars[3]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[4]
The Times 4/5 stars[5]

Black Sands is the fourth studio album by English DJ Bonobo. It was released on March 29, 2010. The cover features a photograph taken of Derwentwater, in northern England. The tower in the background is located in Castlerigg (54°35′29.95″N 3°7′3.43″W / 54.5916528°N 3.1176194°W / 54.5916528; -3.1176194Coordinates: 54°35′29.95″N 3°7′3.43″W / 54.5916528°N 3.1176194°W / 54.5916528; -3.1176194).

Track listing[edit]

(all tracks written and performed by Bonobo)

  1. "Prelude" – 1:18
  2. "Kiara" – 3:50
  3. "Kong" – 3:58
  4. "Eyesdown" (Featuring Andreya Triana) – 5:26
  5. "El Toro" – 3:44
  6. "We Could Forever" – 4:20
  7. "1009" – 4:30
  8. "All in Forms" – 4:52
  9. "The Keeper" (Featuring Andreya Triana) – 4:49
  10. "Stay the Same" (Featuring Andreya Triana) – 4:45
  11. "Animals" – 6:45
  12. "Black Sands" – 6:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Bonobo - piano, bass, upright bass, guitar, classical guitar, mandolin, leopards, Fender Rhodes, harmonium, harp, vibraphone, music box
  • Andreya Triana - vocals (track 4, 9 & 10)
  • Mike Simmonds - violins, violas
  • Mike Lesirge - flute, saxophone, clarinet (track 5 & 12)
  • Alan Hardiman - trombone (track 5 & 10)
  • Ryan Jacob - trumpet (track 5 & 10)
  • Jack Wyllie - saxophone (track 10)
  • Tom Chant - saxophone, bass clarinet (track 11)
  • Graham Fox - drums (track 11)
  • Jack Baker - drums (track 12)

Trivia[edit]

In Roman numerals, the 7th track title, "1009", reads as "MIX".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross. "Review: Black Sands". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Music - Review of Bonobo - Black Sands". BBC. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Bonobo - Black Sands | album reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  4. ^ Hung, Estella. "Bonobo: Black Sands < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  5. ^ Clay, Joe (2010-03-27). "Bonobo Black Sands". The Times (London). 

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