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Bonobo — Nitelight
Album: Days To Come
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 1778









Released: 2006
Length: 5:04
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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Google & Amazon agree that the song title is actually Nightlite. Here are the lyrics:

Weather is in a style
To keep the hope
We tread these waters make our waves yes we do
Peaceful shall proceed
In every single way
Come let's bring light to the night of need

Weather is in a style
To keep the hope
We tread these waters make our waves yes we do
Peaceful shall proceed
In every single way
Come let's bring light to the night of need

There comes a time in somewhere new
A time when trueborns really show
Can you depend on friends to help when you're in need?
Have they got problems of they own?
Look all the silver seasoning shown
Somethings are better left alone
 tm wrote:

It's so easy to blame Apple isn't RadioDoc...

Let me give you a clue as to who is getting the money and it isn't Apple:

MAJOR RECORD LABELS!!! 
 
No major label in this case; this guy's music is on small, independent labels.
  From what I could gather, on an iTunes download, the label makes about 53%, Apple makes about 37%, the artist makes about 9%.  Anyhow, Apple is not the benevolent, altruistic champion many people want to believe it is.
 coloradojohn wrote:
I've always been intrigued by this band — especially by THIS song, THIS singer...

Divine Bajka pic for song on RP

Bajka is really something! I love the rhythms, love the voice, the force, the mystery and passion behind it!

 
She is amazingly talented !
This song manages to conjure up a "late night" imagery in the mind.  Love this.{#Smile}
One of those - stop what you're doing and enjoy - songs!
I love Bonobo and Bajka. Saw Bonobo and his actual band a couple weeks ago. It was incredible, an amazing show.
Very intriguing sound. Worth turning up!
I've always been intrigued by this band — especially by THIS song, THIS singer...

Divine Bajka pic for song on RP

Bajka is really something! I love the rhythms, love the voice, the force, the mystery and passion behind it!
Quite likeable music - and not only for chimps and their friends bonobos {#Dance}
 NiGHtlite
Trust an edgy Brit to come up with uber-cool jazzy mixes like this.  I have most of Bonobo's albums and love all of them. I like tracks that differ from each other, and Bonobo seems to realise this too. Try getting to a gig - always sold out! His music is up there with all the greats!
They used to play this all the time in the hotel I used to work at.  Just sayin'.  They played the songs Flutter and Change Down, too.  Was hard to not get distracted by the groovy tunes.  I wasn't there long before they got a new GM who decided the streaming music service they were paying for was too unpredictable, so he loaded an iPod Shuffle with about 18 songs and put it on loop...I was sick of every note of every song on that iPod by the time I left.
Thumbnail album cover looks like a bagel with cream cheese.
I have to comment just cos I saw bonobos in a reserve in DR Congo a couple of years ago. They really do fuck all the time, men women kids, all at it. Rather odd!
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Ended up liking this more than I thought I would. It's certainly more interesting than a lot of other very similar "hotel lobby" music. Need to hear more of Bonobo. 

 
Hotel  lobby music? You've got to be kidding. This is way up the food chain from that. Haven't heard much lobby music that jammed quite like this.
Ended up liking this more than I thought I would. It's certainly more interesting than a lot of other very similar "hotel lobby" music. Need to hear more of Bonobo. 
 esconsultant wrote:
love the sound of the cuíca in this song (used in Samba tunes)

 
Yes, indeed! Very surprisingly and tastefully incorporated. Makes you want more of it!


 4merdj wrote:
love the sound of the cuíca in this song (used in Samba tunes)

cuíca

 


...Dido meets Fionna{#Bananajumprope}...live in concert..ha!
Groovy
 stevendejong wrote:

So what's YOUR closest ape relative?

 
Orangutan with blue tick hound dog on leash

Me and Uncle Zeke always have a real good time huntin' white tail...
 TerryS wrote:

Aaand, unlike all other mammals, they do it face to face most of the time.

 
Niiiiice. {#Kiss} (and I like the song, too!)
 fredriley wrote:

"The bonobo is popularly known for its high levels of sexual behavior. Sex functions in conflict appeasement, affection, social status, excitement, and stress reduction. It occurs in virtually all partner combinations and in a variety of positions. This is a factor in the lower levels of aggression seen in the bonobo when compared to the common chimpanzee and other apes. Bonobos are perceived to be matriarchal and a male's rank in the social hierarchy is often determined by his mother's rank. "(Source: Wikipedia article)

Sounds pretty cool to me: make love, not war, and the grrlz in charge. Better than most of my human relatives, for sure. Ook-ook!

 
Aaand, unlike all other mammals, they do it face to face most of the time.
 stegokitty wrote:

YOUR closest ape relative, not mine.

 
"The bonobo is popularly known for its high levels of sexual behavior. Sex functions in conflict appeasement, affection, social status, excitement, and stress reduction. It occurs in virtually all partner combinations and in a variety of positions. This is a factor in the lower levels of aggression seen in the bonobo when compared to the common chimpanzee and other apes. Bonobos are perceived to be matriarchal and a male's rank in the social hierarchy is often determined by his mother's rank. "(Source: Wikipedia article)

Sounds pretty cool to me: make love, not war, and the grrlz in charge. Better than most of my human relatives, for sure. Ook-ook!
 stegokitty wrote:
YOUR closest ape relative, not mine.
 
So what's YOUR closest ape relative?
 MassivRuss wrote:

Ape, not monkey.

 

I resemble that......{#Dancingbanana}
 philbertr wrote:

and not just ANY monkey, one with renowned sexual proclivities!  {#Devil_pimp}

 
Ape, not monkey.
this seems to have some glitches in it this morning that I haven't noticed before.
 fredriley wrote:

Quite. Sex is the glue that holds Bonobo tribes together, and resolves disputes. Very much a 'make love, not war' species, and our closest ape relatives (closer than those psycho chimps). I'm sure that this was in the mind of the one-man-band who is Bonobo when he chose the band name.

 
YOUR closest ape relative, not mine.
Hi here in France the time is 00:00 25th 2012
.... So Merry Chrismas to all RP Listeners !!!{#Sunny}
 jim1964 wrote:
I just found out from my daughter the college kid that a bonobo is a monkey, I learn something new everyday.
 
and not just ANY monkey, one with renowned sexual proclivities!  {#Devil_pimp}
I just found out from my daughter the college kid that a bonobo is a monkey, I learn something new everyday.
 Misterfixit wrote:

Could be the soprano cloaca, played with a wet finger.  And have you noticed the similarity of the album cover to a Glory Hole?  OMG!~  TMI~!
 
Okay then.  Let's go with "squeaky straw"... l^)
 Jeff09 wrote:

Sounds like a cuica, a small Brazilian samba drum with a metal rod attached to the drumhead from underneath.  You play it by rubbing the rod with a cloth ..(no jokes).  Makes an incredible addition to drum circles and such...
 
Could be the soprano cloaca, played with a wet finger.  And have you noticed the similarity of the album cover to a Glory Hole?  OMG!~  TMI~!
Thumbs Up!
Just perfect how this fits with the Morcheeba song that played before... you're giving me good times {#Dancingbanana_2}
 TerryS wrote:

they are also the only other mammal which does it face to face. Frequently, too.
 
Those missionaries are famous for something I guess.
 TerryS wrote:

they are also the only other mammal which does it face to face. Frequently, too.
 
Quite. Sex is the glue that holds Bonobo tribes together, and resolves disputes. Very much a 'make love, not war' species, and our closest ape relatives (closer than those psycho chimps). I'm sure that this was in the mind of the one-man-band who is Bonobo when he chose the band name.
{#Dance}
 Patrick wrote:
OED definition of Bonobo: The pygmy chimpanzee, Pan paniscus, found south of the Congo river.
 
they are also the only other mammal which does it face to face. Frequently, too.
OED definition of Bonobo: The pygmy chimpanzee, Pan paniscus, found south of the Congo river.
7 {#Arrowu} 8 ( +1 vocals)

 Jeff09 wrote:

Sounds like a cuica, a small Brazilian samba drum with a metal rod attached to the drumhead from underneath.  You play it by rubbing the rod with a cloth ..(no jokes).  Makes an incredible addition to drum circles and such...
 
I'm gonna go with 'squeaky straw'.  


 gumbo73039 wrote:
Thanks to RP I have some Bonobo on tap, excellent summer chill, 6>8.
 
I don't care how we spell it    {#Nyah}
This song is good but way overplayed.
 fingerpin wrote:
I like this song. The 'sqeaky straw' thing I love. {#Sunny}
 
Sounds like a cuica, a small Brazilian samba drum with a metal rod attached to the drumhead from underneath.  You play it by rubbing the rod with a cloth ..(no jokes).  Makes an incredible addition to drum circles and such...


Nice!
This song is so perfect for the weather we're having up here in NE Nevada - we're getting rain, snow, hail, wind, lightning and thunder. The music fits - it's beautiful, complicated, and unpredictable.  Kinda loving this... {#Mrgreen}
Most excellent.
I like this song. The 'sqeaky straw' thing I love. {#Sunny}
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Schroeder lives!  {#Sunny}
 

That may very well be, but that's Linus with his blanket.  Schroeder plays the piano.
From now on, RP is my favorite web station. I came here from Apple TV forum. A guy introduced RP. Thanks for the wonderful music! 감사합니닀
Thanks to RP I have some Bonobo on tap, excellent summer chill, 6>8.
Every time I see the thumbnail of this album cover, I think it's a powdered doughnut. {#Hungry}
love the sound of the cuíca in this song (used in Samba tunes)

cuíca
 ROSSinDETROIT wrote:
Vocal sounds like Beth Gibbons of Portishead, and no that's not a pun unless it's theirs.

Nope, the vocalist is:

Bajka (pronounced "Biker") is B. Pluwatsch (born December 25, 1978) is a poet and singer, currently based in Munich, Germany.

She is the daughter of J. Pluwatsch, a member of the German Krautrock band Embryo. She was born in India, and has lived in Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa. She attended schools in Goa, Bangalore, Lagos, Portugal, Seattle, Durban and Cape Town.

according to Wikipedia

 
'Kinell! She gets around, doesn't she? A good bit of trivia like this is well worth a bump. Bonobos are cool apes, truly make love not war, and our closest relatives in the ape kingdom.Not those warlike chimps, as many would have it.


 DaveInVA wrote:
Actually broke down and bought the CD. A couple of the other tunes on it aren't bad either..
 
I really like what Bill plays of theirs on here.  I heard they are coming to my town and thinking I'd like to see the show!

I love this music......   it gets it for me.
 tm wrote:

It's so easy to blame Apple isn't RadioDoc...

Let me give you a clue as to who is getting the money and it isn't Apple:

MAJOR RECORD LABELS!!! 
 
That may be true - but this is on Ninja Tune Records, which is not a major label.

anyone else getting "my private idaho" outta this?

i didn't think so....
Spelling police:

It's "Nightlite (feat. Bajka)"

https://www.bonobomusic.com/bonobo/releases.php?release=1176
Every time I hear this band I prick up my ears. Reading all about Bonobos right now, too.
 houston wrote:

I like this tune but your sister is cool. Post her picture

 
My daughter used to say "Pizza Hut Music" for a certain kind of soft jazz. Perfect. I like Bonobo a lot.

It's Nightlite, not Nitelight.
 houston wrote:
...your sister is cool. Post her picture
 
Yes, please. And your's too tagish_girl! :P
 Tagish_girl wrote:
what my sister calls 'Starbucks Music'...........
 
I like this tune but your sister is cool. Post her picture

My album of the year - thanks RP. 

Love the vocals of Bajka. . . and here she is.


what my sister calls 'Starbucks Music'...........
Actually broke down and bought the CD. A couple of the other tunes on it aren't bad either..
I really enjoy the rhythm of this tune. ^..^~
Dunno what it is, but this just rubs me the wrong way.   Doesn't help that it seems like it gets played a lot.
I just love love love this music.
 renegade_X wrote:
Agreed. Sounds like something from the Peanuts in the beginning.{#Roflol} 


  Schroeder lives!  {#Sunny}


excellent.
Really, really diggin this artist! Thanks for the introduction!{#Notworthy}
What a nice segue from Chingon!
 renegade_X wrote:
Agreed. Sounds like something from the Peanuts in the beginning.{#Roflol} 


 

Linus dancing perfectly fits this song.  Put a smile on my face.
humans that is all we are

Beat reminding me of ....Homage to Patagonia from Lemon Jelly, any link?

 jagdriver wrote:

www.gomusic.ru ........fifteen cents a track!
 
And the musicians get money how?
 RadioDoc wrote:
Probably because Apple is a very greedy corporation. You can download the entire album from eMusic, DRM-free, for much less than that (and you get 40 downloads so there's a lot left to investigate once you're done with this). Or go to Amazon and pick up this track for 99 cents. Don't feed the Apple machine.
 
It's so easy to blame Apple isn't RadioDoc...

Let me give you a clue as to who is getting the money and it isn't Apple:

MAJOR RECORD LABELS!!! 
Needs more tamborine...and maybe cowbell!


Having a crap day, and this song, and renegade_x's dancing Linus icon, are cheering me up immensely!
Vocal sounds like Beth Gibbons of Portishead, and no that's not a pun unless it's theirs.

Nope, the vocalist is:

Bajka (pronounced "Biker") is B. Pluwatsch (born December 25, 1978) is a poet and singer, currently based in Munich, Germany.

She is the daughter of J. Pluwatsch, a member of the German Krautrock band Embryo. She was born in India, and has lived in Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa. She attended schools in Goa, Bangalore, Lagos, Portugal, Seattle, Durban and Cape Town.

according to Wikipedia

 RadioDoc wrote:
Probably because Apple is a very greedy corporation. You can download the entire album from eMusic, DRM-free, for much less than that (and you get 40 downloads so there's a lot left to investigate once you're done with this). Or go to Amazon and pick up this track for 99 cents. Don't feed the Apple machine.

 
www.gomusic.ru ........fifteen cents a track!

 reason06 wrote:
I had to listen to a way too long song, I step away to the printer and I miss three songs, then I have to listen to another way too long song!
 
See, I stepped away to the printer after this song started.  It's still going...appears I only missed a portion of it, even at the printer. {#Lol}
felam wrote:
Great sounding....would someone please explain why it's $16 on ITunes though??
Probably because Apple is a very greedy corporation. You can download the entire album from eMusic, DRM-free, for much less than that (and you get 40 downloads so there's a lot left to investigate once you're done with this). Or go to Amazon and pick up this track for 99 cents. Don't feed the Apple machine.

What gives?  REM playing on my stream just now ...
Agreed. Sounds like something from the Peanuts in the beginning.{#Roflol} 


This ain't bad.
Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
Great tune, but today it feels like nails on a blackboard.
I had to listen to a way too long song, I step away to the printer and I miss three songs, then I have to listen to another way too long song!
Great tune, but today it feels like nails on a blackboard.
Nice and relaxing tune. Yeah, more cuíca...please.
smdeeg wrote:
6 :arrow: 7 More cuica!!!
I dunno...it sounds like a crying dolphin in this one.
6 :arrow: 7 More cuica!!!
aeknust wrote:
Me too, I love it!
Me three actually ... love it
Tuberider wrote:
bought this album after hearing it on RP!
Me too, I love it!
This would be a good song to play during a wine party, but I don't think I would listen to it on my own. I'll give it a 6.
Jelani wrote:
Can't help but think of Eartha Kitt as Catwoman in the Batman TV series when I hear this singers voice....
Good call, me too!
MUTE!!!!!
undo_silence wrote:
Very cool
Absolut. Einiges von Bonobo ist grossartig!
Nice :cheers: :bananapiano:
Truly a welly for the ages : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=311596&id=527958306
I like the cover. I once arranged all my things in a rainbow and in black and white. quite cool.
jjbix wrote:
demasiado! ya basta con los solisitos!




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This brings the sun to my room ... even on this grey sunday in hamburg :sunny:
How can you not like this...smooth.
bought this album after hearing it on RP!
Great sounding....would someone please explain why it's $16 on ITunes though??
Honeyman wrote:
I'll give the song a 7 and Otomi's emoticon post bonanza a 9.
Most definitely! Otomi is the undisputed king of patterned emoticon bonanzing.
Very cool
I'll give the song a 7 and Otomi's emoticon post bonanza a 9.
What a great groove ... very funky stuff RP - I have told so many people about this station... what a great introduction to fantastic music like this
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I love this track, a nice way to bring in the new year.
walkerpub wrote:
When I heard this song on RP I knew where it would fit: (click here)
sounds much better on that website. is this because of flash does a better job than winamp?
That intro is straight out of "Sally, Go 'round the Roses" https://www.history-of-rock.com/jaynetts.htm