Bonobo ‎– Black Sands



Prelude 1:18
Kiara 3:50
Kong 3:57
Eyesdown 5:26
El Toro 3:44
We Could Forever 4:19
1009 4:30
All In Forms 4:51
The Keeper 4:48
Stay The Same 4:44
Animals 6:45
Black Sands 6:49

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZENCD140 Bonobo Black Sands(CD, Album) Ninja Tune ZENCD140 UK, Europe & US 2010 Sell This Version
NLSCD040 Bonobo Black Sands : Licensing Edition(CD, Album + CD, Comp + Promo) Ninja Tune Licensing Sampler NLSCD040 UK 2010 Sell This Version
ZENDNL140, ZENDNL 140 Bonobo Black Sands(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Ninja Tune, Ninja Tune ZENDNL140, ZENDNL 140 UK 2010
ZENDNL140W Bonobo Black Sands(12xFile, WAV, Album) Ninja Tune ZENDNL140W UK 2010
ZEN140 Bonobo Black Sands(2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180) Ninja Tune ZEN140 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-255 Bonobo Black Sands(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-255 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
ZENCD140 Bonobo Black Sands(CD, Album) Ninja Tune ZENCD140 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
ZENCD140 Bonobo Black Sands(CD, Album) Soyuz Music, Ninja Tune ZENCD140 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
ZENCD140X Bonobo Black Sands(CD, Album + 5", Ltd, Blu) Ninja Tune ZENCD140X UK 2010 Sell This Version
BARCODE14CD Bonobo Black Sands(CD, Album, Dig) Barcode Records BARCODE14CD Poland 2010 Sell This Version
ZENCD140P Bonobo Black Sands(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Ninja Tune ZENCD140P UK 2010 Sell This Version
BARCODE14CD2 Bonobo Black Sands(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Barcode Records BARCODE14CD2 Poland 2012 Sell This Version
R08 Bonobo Black Sands(CD) No Paper Records R08 Poland 2013 Sell This Version
5903111340995, NOPAPERRECORDS2016 Bonobo Black Sands(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Ninja Tune, No Paper Records 5903111340995, NOPAPERRECORDS2016 Poland 2016 Sell This Version
ZENCD140 Bonobo Black Sands(CD, Album, Unofficial, Dig) Ninja Tune (2) ZENCD140 Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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May 25, 2017
referencing Black Sands, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180, ZEN140

Great Artist of our Time!
Timeless Beats and very playful Sound, best for waking up at Morning


May 21, 2017
referencing Black Sands, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180, ZEN140
there is something very special about this album the layers are amazing only negative i can think of its a little flat sounding in places , one of my fave albums of the genre


January 15, 2017
referencing Black Sands : Licensing Edition, CD, Album + CD, Comp + Promo, NLSCD040
I tried selling this a few years back when I was out of work and needed the money and Ninja Tune threatened to sue me if I didn't withdraw it, seems they have changed their tune now it is selling for a lot less than I paid for it. Before that I had bought pretty much every release they put out, after that I didn't buy much of their stuff and I don't think I missed much, I was able to discover a lot of newer and fresher music and artists in their place.


March 16, 2016
referencing Black Sands, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180, ZEN140
Has anyone else found that side D is pressed slightly off centre making it "wow" quite badly?


May 11, 2015
referencing Black Sands, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180, ZEN140

Nice laid back listen.
Great sound quality.
A good one for the collection.


August 17, 2014
referencing Black Sands, CD, Album, ZENCD140

From the Chinese strings that kick off "Prelude," you know you're in for something special with Bonobo's BLACK SANDS. Even as that track segues into the electro thump of "Kiara," it never loses its sense of surprise and wonder. "Kong" slides into a sweet spot between jazz, hip-hop and electronic music, dense with instrumentation and ideas. But the real magic starts when Andreya Triana appears with the slow-burning "Eyesdown." Her trio of songs, including the heart-breaking "The Keeper" and the melancholy "Stay the Same," gives the album a breath-taking soul. That's to say that the instrumentals pale; far from it. The Spanish flair of "El Toro" or the fuzz-guitar groove and altered vocals of "All In Forms." The clarinet of "Animals" shows his adaptability with many instruments, in a Cinematic Orchestra-like jam, as the title track brings things down to a simple, string-driven waltz. Simply amazing.


May 26, 2013
referencing Black Sands, CD, Album, ZENCD140

Just got this album on CD, listened through on some speakers. Now listening again on headphones. Truly wonderful, the amount of detail and production value is just incredible.


February 27, 2013
referencing Black Sands, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180, ZEN140
Sounds glorious on vinyl. Noticing all the little details I missed before. 10/10


October 31, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Black Sands, CD, Album, ZENCD140

The finest album of 2010. Fact. Bonobo's finest album? Definitely.

Every single track is outstanding, they all work and come together in one amazing album. It is so hard to pick the best tracks but the title track 'Black Sands' with it's almost mafia-esque sound (and indeed wouldn't sound out of place in some Mafia-based film somewhere) is my favourite Bonobo track ever. Eyesdown, 1009 and We Could Forever are also top notch.

A truly exceptional album, and one that I will be listening to for a long, long time. Buy it. Now.