Release Date: Nov 25, 2013
Record label: ADA
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance
For 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.
Simon Green, AKA Bonobo, seems like an obvious choice for LateNightTales. His music is often stuck in that space between waking and sleeping, while LateNighTales, which has released mixes from the likes of Lindstrøm, Air and Nightmares On Wax, is famous for its woozy, early-hours aesthetic. This in mind, it's no surprise Bonobo's contribution to the series is a success.Much of the music here has its roots in folk.