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Bonobo — Animals
Album: Black Sands
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 1113









Released: 2010
Length: 6:39
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(instrumental)
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For the curious, the cover photo is of Derwent Water, in the UK Lake District, with the ridge of Catbells behind, take from the Castlerigg campsite.

 unclehud wrote:

WOW!  In a GREAT way.  (Although he so very obviously ripped off Pink Floyd for the song title.)


 zigzag wrote:

Yes. Because prior to pink floyd the word 'animals' was seldom employed.

 

Proclivities wrote:

 

Exactly.  In the song comment threads here it often appears as if many listeners believe that almost nothing existed before Pink Floyd.  Not only was all music derived from them, but language too it seems.

 

Well guys, and I say that because most of the comments on the forum are from male listeners, the reason is probably because the demographic is from a certain age and Pink Floyd were seminal in their musical enjoyment and appreciation.

I reckon in another ten years the references to Pink Floyd will have abated only to be replaced by... Porcupine Tree or the next big influence on the next demographic.

I hope to be around in ten years to see if my theory turns out to be correct {#Wink} 

 

 

 DavidS_UK wrote:
I din't think I ever gave a score of 1 before but this noisy jazz nonsense deserves that or less!
 

Now this I like.
Cinematic Orchestra, anyone...
This sounds like Paul Winter Consort. 
 RichardArthur wrote:
What did the zookeeper say at the primates management meeting?

We need to make a Bo nobo decision.
{#Doh}

 
and make it pro bono!
 unclehud wrote:
WOW!  In a GREAT way.  (Although he so very obviously ripped off Pink Floyd for the song title.)

 zigzag wrote:
Yes. Because prior to pink floyd the word 'animals' was seldom employed.
 
Exactly.  In the song comment threads here it often appears as if many listeners believe that almost nothing existed before Pink Floyd.  Not only was all music derived from them, but language too it seems.
this song had 777 ratings averaging 7 when I added my own 7 to the mix
Is there a new saxophonist on RP? Grover Parker Coltrane Redman? 
Bonobo is an amazing musician. A solid 10 for this song.
What did the zookeeper say at the primates management meeting?

We need to make a Bo nobo decision.
{#Doh}
 {#Yes}scoote wrote:
Reminds me of the cinematic orchestra - in a good way {#Angel}

 


 DavidS_UK wrote:
I din't think I ever gave a score of 1 before but this noisy jazz nonsense deserves that or less!

 
Pink Floyd fan. No surprise here.
 
Summertime,,,when the living is easy. 
Digging the jazz on RP!!

This one reminds me of Sting's Dream of the Blue Turtles. No song in particular, just the groove. 

9/10 and I'm not sure why I don't give it a 10. 
 Link84 wrote:
I know this song for quite some time now, actually today I figured out it sounds a lot like Jaga Jazzist!

Don't know if Bill ever played Jaga... 

 
Exactly what I thought. "Jaga have a new album out?" I need to check Bonobo in more detail. Sounds great!

Oh, also the swiss band "Brink man ship" came to my mind.
 scoote wrote:
Reminds me of the cinematic orchestra - in a good way {#Angel}

 
I just heard this for the first time and I thought the same! {#Smile}
Kenny G channeled through Bonobo?
 DavidS_UK wrote:
I din't think I ever gave a score of 1 before but this noisy jazz nonsense deserves that or less!

 
Really? You'd give this the worst rating you could possibly give music?

Not to say opinions can be right or wrong... I'm just amazed at that. I think this song, and Bonobo's whole catalog, is magnificent.
This is mildly entertaining {#Clap}
Grounding transparently a genius in  my sweet old etcetera is not same as sequencing it.
Brilliant
I din't think I ever gave a score of 1 before but this noisy jazz nonsense deserves that or less!
A Love Supreme was on somebodys turntable in heavy rotation. Which is fine.  
Wasn't expecting a jazz-y Coltrane-y thing-y. Nice-y. 
Not bad!
A little too much warble and noodle for me. Sounds like Kenny G.
Reminds me of a band we put together back when I was institutionalized for delusional thinking. We were certainly deluded into thinking we were playing music.
Loving it !
I know this song for quite some time now, actually today I figured out it sounds a lot like Jaga Jazzist!

Don't know if Bill ever played Jaga... 
Wow, nice turn Bonobo!

This reminds me of Oregon (the group, not the state). I like their more straight-ahead style.
 scoote wrote:
Reminds me of the cinematic orchestra - in a good way {#Angel}
 
Yes, I was trying to figure out what this tune reminded me. You nailed it!
Reminds me of the cinematic orchestra - in a good way {#Angel}
I very much like it, but I think it lasts a little bit longer than it should.
 sirdroseph wrote:
Reminds me of Coltrane.
 
Did you just call me Coltrane?  
Perfect
Great drum work.
Bonobo usually has songs with a nice Jazz overtone mixed in.  Here the squawky jazz runs riot, and goes horribly awry.  Gack.
Love it!  {#Drummer}
Reminds me of Branford Marsalis during the Dream of the Blue Turtles tour.
Is this being played by bonobos?
Bonobo sweet sounds!
 
Snazzy....very snazzy,
ear therapy 
 unclehud wrote:
WOW!  In a GREAT way.  (Although he so very obviously ripped off Pink Floyd for the song title.)

 



Yes. Because prior to pink floyd the word 'animals' was seldom employed.
This kind of jazz always has me imagining the sound studio separating the musicians and having each one play a different tune entirely and then mashing the tracks together... in other words, random crap that has me reaching for the off switch.
WOW!  In a GREAT way.  (Although he so very obviously ripped off Pink Floyd for the song title.)

sounds like an instrumental John Martyn.
MUTE
Just like a lot of jazz, the sax solos sound like a beginner running their fingers up and down the keys randomly...
Reminds me of Coltrane.
Mebbe it's just me, but if you squint your ears a bit some of this track has a bit of a Cinematic Orchestra feel to it. Could be I just need better speakers. Good tune nonetheless.
I'd love to know where the cover photo was taken as it looks so familiar to me, as someone who's walked the Highlands of Scotland for a couple of decades. It's definitely a Scots pine in the foreground, and the background looks like a classic glen loch. There's a larger picture in the background of Bonobo's website which I'm kicking myself for not recognising - it'll come to me later, I'm sure. Interestingly, to me at least, according to the Wikipedia page Bonobo is just one guy working with other musicians on an 'as and when' basis.
Good music for bedroom gymnastics
I own Dial M for Monkey. I guess I'll be owning this one too soon. Very nice. I heard a couple of cuts from this release, but this one really clinches it for me. They've really evolved nicely.

This sounds like a 90% copy of Cinematic Orchestra. Still nice though.
Kinda Oy Va Voy-ish in a good way.  I like it.

kong...ong...ng...g...goood!!!!


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{#Dancingbanana}{#Drummer}{#Cowboy}
 Poacher wrote:
This is a great new cd from Bonobo. Not the track I would have chosen but lovely to hear it here. The drumming, as usual, is outstanding. 

I saw Bonobo play live this year at a festival. It was great to see him drift to the back of the stage playing bass and letting his musical chums do their thing. He had a smile on his face throughout. Great stuff.
 
Good choice Mr P - loving this as well at 22.23 on a cold Tuesday night.....

mellow mood


He's channeling Love Tractor on the first part.
This is a great new cd from Bonobo. Not the track I would have chosen but lovely to hear it here. The drumming, as usual, is outstanding. 

I saw Bonobo play live this year at a festival. It was great to see him drift to the back of the stage playing bass and letting his musical chums do their thing. He had a smile on his face throughout. Great stuff.