Bonobo ‎– The North Borders

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1 First Fires
Arranged By [Additional String Arrangements] – Mike LesirgeArranged By [Lyrics Vocal Arrangements], Lyrics By – Larry D. BrownCello – Lucy RailtonFeaturing [Feat.] – Grey ReverendVibraphone, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Simon Green (2)Viola – Vince SipprellViolin – Mike Simmonds, Prabjote Osahn
4:38
2 Emkay
Arranged By [Additional String Arrangements], Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Mike LesirgeCello – Lucy RailtonViola – Vince SipprellViolin – Mike Simmonds, Prabjote Osahn
5:26
3 Cirrus
Kalimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone – Simon Green (2)
5:49
4 Heaven For The Sinner
Arranged By [Additional String Arrangements], Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Mike LesirgeCello – Lucy RailtonEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Sterling WinfieldFeaturing [Feat.], Arranged By [Lyrics Vocal Arrangements], Vocals – Erykah BaduHarp – Kirsten Agresta CopelyViola – Vince SipprellViolin – Mike Simmonds, Prabjote Osahn
4:10
5 Sapphire
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Mike LesirgeElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Simon Green (2)
4:48
6 Jets
Arranged By [Additional Horn Arrangements], Tenor Saxophone – Mike LesirgeBass Guitar, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Simon Green (2)Trombone – Jason DisuTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Kelly Pratt
4:35
7 Towers
Arranged By [Lyrics & Vocal Arrangements] – Alex Cowan, Szjerdene Mulcare*Featuring [Feat.], Vocals – SzjerdeneGuitar, Vibraphone – Simon Green (2)Harp – Kirsten Agresta Copely
3:37
8 Don't Wait
Kalimba, Xylophone – Simon Green (2)
5:18
9 Know You 4:05
10 Antenna
Arranged By [Flute Arrangements], Flute – Mike Lesirge
3:32
11 Ten Tigers
Arranged By [Additional String Arrangements] – Mike LesirgeBass Guitar, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Simon Green (2)Cello – Lucy RailtonViola – Vince SipprellViolin – Mike Simmonds, Prabjote Osahn
4:04
12 Transits
Arranged By [Lyrics & Vocal Arrangements] – Szjerdene Mulcare*Featuring [Feat.], Vocals – Szjerdene
4:21
13 Pieces
Arranged By [Additional String Arrangements], Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Mike LesirgeCello – Lucy RailtonElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Guitar, Bass Guitar – Simon Green (2)Featuring [Feat.], Arranged By [Lyrics & Vocal Arrangements], Vocals – Cornelia*Viola – Vince SipprellViolin – Mike Simmonds, Prabjote Osahn
4:28

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Additional engineering on "Heaven For A Sinner" at Klearlight Studio Dallas, Texas.

Mastered at The Soundmasters.

℗&© Ninja Tune 2013
Made in EU

Released in card gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 502139 2806129
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021392806129
  • Label Code: LC-12885
  • Matrix / Runout: CA ZENCD195 @
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (Var.1): IFPI 1283
  • Mould SID Code (Var.2): IFPI 1284
  • Mould SID Code (Var.3): IFPI 1285
  • Other (Additional Mastering SID Information): 02/19/13 08:20:29 AM

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZEN195 Bonobo The North Borders(2xLP, Album, 180) Ninja Tune ZEN195 UK 2013 Sell This Version
R01 Bonobo The North Borders(CD, Album) No Paper Records R01 Poland 2013 Sell This Version
ZEN195 Bonobo The North Borders(CDr, Album, Promo, Car) Ninja Tune ZEN195 UK 2013 Sell This Version
ZENDNL195 Bonobo The North Borders(13xFile, MP3, 320) Ninja Tune ZENDNL195 UK 2013
BRC-368 Bonobo The North Borders(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-368 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

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August 17, 2014

After BLACK SANDS, it'd be difficult for Bonobo to maintain his reputation, but THE NORTH BORDERS manages to do it. Sure, it's not as stunning as his previous album, but that's a pretty high bar. Instead, Bonobo branches out in other directions, like the mellow, folk-esque "First Fires" or the garage of "Emkay," or the more straight-up house of "Cirrus." His multi-instrumentation stays wholly intact, despite these new ventures, helping to fill out the sound, as with the plucked strings of "Saphhire" or the . He tries out a heavier bass with "Jets" or the typewriter rhythm on "Ten Tigers." Sure, a few of the tracks aren't as compelling-- "Know You," for instance sounds like a reprise of "Emkay" -- but it's still a pleasant listen, especially once the chopped-up chorus starts in. Even though Andreya Triana doesn't appear here, she's ably replaced by Erykah Badu, who makes "Heaven For The Sinner" appropriately angelic. Szjerdene, as well, adds some soul to "Towers," The darkly sad "Pieces" closes the album on a good note. For its faults, it holds up.