Bonobo ‎– The North Borders

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Ninja Tune ‎– ZEN195
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A1 First Fires
Cello – Lucy RailtonFeaturing – Grey ReverendLyrics By, Vocals [Vocal Arrangements], Backing Vocals – Larry D. BrownProgrammed By, Electronics, Vibraphone, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Simon Green (2)Strings [Additional Strings Arangements] – Mike LesirgeViola – Vince SipprellViolin – Mike Simmonds, Prabjote Osahn
4:36
A2 Emkay
Cello – Lucy RailtonProgrammed By, Electronics – Simon Green (2)Strings [Additional Strings Arangements], Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Mike LesirgeViola – Vince SipprellViolin – Mike Simmonds, Prabjote Osahn
5:24
A3 Don't Wait
Programmed By, Electronics, Kalimba, Xylophone – Simon Green (2)
5:16
B1 Cirrus
Programmed By, Electronics, Kalimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone – Simon Green (2)
5:47
B2 Heaven For The Sinner
Cello – Lucy RailtonEngineer [Additional] – Sterling WinfieldFeaturing [Vocals], Lyrics By, Vocals [Vocal Arrangement] – Erykah BaduHarp – Kirsten Agresta CopelyProgrammed By, Electronics – Simon Green (2)Strings [Additional String Arrangements], Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Mike LesirgeViola – Vince SipprellViolin – Mike Simmonds, Prabjote Osahn
4:08
B3 Towers
Featuring – SzjerdeneHarp – Kirsten Agresta CopelyLyrics By, Vocals [Vocal Arrangement] – Alex Cowan, Szjerdene Mulcare*Programmed By, Electronics, Guitar, Vibraphone – Simon Green (2)
3:35
C1 Jets
Horns [Additional Horn Arrangements], Tenor Saxophone – Mike LesirgeProgrammed By, Electronics, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Simon Green (2)Trombone – Jason DisuTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Kelly Pratt
4:32
C2 Antenna
Flute [Flute Arrangements], Flute – Mike LesirgeProgrammed By, Electronics – Simon Green (2)
3:30
C3 Know You
Programmed By, Electronics – Simon Green (2)
4:03
C4 Ten Tigers
Cello – Lucy RailtonProgrammed By, Electronics, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Simon Green (2)Strings [Additional String Arrangements] – Mike LesirgeViola – Vince SipprellViolin – Mike Simmonds, Prabjote Osahn
4:01
D1 Sapphire
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Mike LesirgeProgrammed By, Electronics, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Simon Green (2)
4:46
D2 Transits
Featuring [Vocals] – SzjerdeneLyrics By, Vocals [Vocal Arrangement] – Szjerdene Mulcare*Programmed By, Electronics – Simon Green (2)
4:19
D3 Pieces
Cello – Lucy RailtonFeaturing [Vocals], Lyrics By, Vocals [Vocal Arrangement] – Cornelia*Programmed By, Electronics, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Simon Green (2)Strings [Additional String Arrangements], Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Mike LesirgeViola – Vince SipprellViolin – Mike Simmonds, Prabjote Osahn
4:28

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℗&© Ninja Tune 2013.
Made in EU.

Additional engineering at Klearlight Studio Dallas, Texas.

Includes printed inner sleeves & a small sticker with free download code.

Track durations and BPM are not provided on the record.
BPM:
A1: 110 | A2: 130 | A3: 107
B1: 119 | B2: 101 | B3: 135
C1: 88 | C2: 110 | C3: 127 | C4: 100
D1: 135 | D2: 130 | D3: 97

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5021392806167
  • Matrix / Runout: ZEN 195 A MPO
  • Matrix / Runout: ZEN 195 B MPO
  • Matrix / Runout: ZEN 195 C THE SOUNDMASTERS MPO
  • Matrix / Runout: ZEN 195 D THE SOUNDMASTERS MPO

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ZENCD195 Bonobo The North Borders(CD, Album) Ninja Tune ZENCD195 UK 2013 Sell This Version
ZENDNL195 Bonobo The North Borders(13xFile, WAV, Album, HRA) Ninja Tune ZENDNL195 Europe 2013
ZEN195 Bonobo The North Borders(CDr, Album, Promo) Ninja Tune ZEN195 UK 2013 Sell This Version
ZENDNL195W Bonobo The North Borders(13xFile, WAV, Album) Ninja Tune ZENDNL195W UK 2013
BRC-368 Bonobo The North Borders(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-368 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

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Harrison_Bergeron

Harrison_Bergeron

March 17, 2015
One of Bonobo's best albums by far.
modernwarpaint

modernwarpaint

January 28, 2014

After listening to Bonobo for quite some time, this release had to be a stunner to even compare to its predecessors. So when I first listened to 'The North Borders', I was disappointed. It lacked a coherency that his other albums, like Black Sands, had. However, this album requires multiple listens because a month went by and then this was on repeat for months. My personal standouts are First Fires, Jets, Know You, Ten Tigers, and Transits. It really grows.
Greek999

Greek999

September 3, 2013
"Heaven For The Sinner" & "Sapphire" are the only stand out tracks, IMO...the rest lacks originality of Simon. Deffo not even one 100th of Animal Magic...sorry
town_x

town_x

April 24, 2013
why the need to evolve when you're already doing great music (and original)???? bonobo, please reconsider!
Globe199

Globe199

April 10, 2013
edited over 2 years ago

I'm editing my review a year later because I just recently gained an appreciation for this album. I listened to the whole thing again (minus the first track which I still don't like) whilst driving down part of California Highway 1 along the Pacific. It made a great soundtrack for that experience and I really enjoyed it.
Speakerzmoon

Speakerzmoon

April 2, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
I like the album very much. It has a new genre to it in some tracks and hence the reason of a new album.
The album has a ''mature-eclectic sounding'' feel to it.
Also, tracks like ''First Fires'', ''Emkay'' and ''Sapphire'' brings a more hyped, ''mount kimbie-ish'' vibes, which usually I'm not big fan of, but bonobo makes a great job integrating his style making them sound amazing.
The track that really corresponds to my style is ''Antenna''.
Hats off bonobo for another wonderful album!