There is no doubt that Bonobo is one of the kings of downtempo. For years he has been awing his fans with exquisitely beautiful and colorful trip-hop. Today he released his new album, The North Borders. It is everything we have come to expect and more. Calming beats with punchy and throbbing bass, plucking guitars and soft vocals make The North Borders one of the best downtempo albums to be released in a while.

The production of the album is nothing short of genius, the mixing is brilliant and the tracks are perfectly placed. In my opinion a downtempo album should take you on a journey through the musical mind that created it. That is exactly the case with The North Borders and you can tell the track placement was well thought out. If you value music, The North Borders simply cannot be missed. It is a true musical masterpiece that deserves to be appreciated.

Jets – Bonobo

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Ten Tigers – Bonobo

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Pieces – Bonobo ft. Cornelia

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You can buy The North Borders on iTunes HERE.