The North Borders Tour. — Live. cover

The North Borders Tour. — Live.

Released

This collection, taken from various live performances on Bonobo’s 2014 tour, includes tracks from his Days to Come and Black Sands albums as well as The North Borders, and features a twelve-piece band wth vocalists Szjerdene and Andreya Triana. The Bonobo source material, his already pretty rich and ornate club-derived jazz, broken folk and electronic-soul, benefits from this live reinterpretation: the epic rise and fall of his arrangements is well suited to a band setting and these recordings are full of the subtle variations in volume, tone and tempo and off-the-cuff improvised licks that can only come from this kind of live interaction of musicians. The inclusion of the audience noise also places the music in very specific spaces — large auditoriums and venues — giving it a kind of epic, wide-screen framing that feels very appropriate. 

Harold Heath

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