Black Sands

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Black Sands
Bonobo - Black Sands.jpg
Studio album by Bonobo
Released 29 March 2010
Genre Electronic, downtempo, chill out
Length 55:06
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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