Bonobo | Black Sands - 10th Anniversary Limited Edition
Limited edition grey double vinyl housed in a rigid gatefold sleeve.
New 10th Anniversary cover image and liner notes by Simon Green.
Offset printed paper inners and 12” art card print of the original ‘Black Sands’ cover image, plus two additional exclusive art card prints.
Includes download code
A repress of the 10th Anniversary reissue of the criticallyacclaimed ‘Black Sands’ - Bonobo aka Simon Green’s celebrated breakthrough record - on special edition grey 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 songwriting and lush, brightly-realised instrumentation.
It’s a record that’s both timeless and wonderfully of its time. From ‘Kiara’, which weds cinematic, string-laden composition with chopped up vocals and luminous synth arpeggios, to ‘Eyesdown’, where subterranean swells of bass meet Andreya Triana’s warm, peerless vocals, the album is effortlessly multi-faceted. Listening back a decade later, it still sounds just as beguiling, emotive and transportive as it did the first time round.
For fans of Jon Hopkins, Four Tet, Caribou, DJ Koze, Burial, Little Dragon.
‘Black Sands’ has now sold over 400,000 copies worldwide. The album was included in Album Of The Year lists in 2010 by Resident Advisor and DJ Mag. Fast forward to 2020, Bonobo now boasts a global fanbase of over 3.3M followers online and over 800,000 album sales.