Flashlight is the sound of a musical master getting back to what he does best. After almost two years of touring his fifth album, The North Borders, The British musician Bonobo's hunger for producing new music is potently evident on this brand new, three track EP.
"Pelican"'s choppy rhythm, irresistible drums and swirling synths are liable to cause an onset of synesthesia, and make the song sound somehow three dimensional. "Return to Air" closes the set with a tender, immersive joy that makes total sense of its title.
The Flashlight EP's three songs are of the highest musical calibre, leaving the listener begging for more, and suggesting that Bonobo's next full-length will see him take another giant leap forwards. In the meantime, Simon Green is touring North America with his blistering DJ set, ahead of a final, fittingly grand North Bordersshow at Alexandra Palace on 28th November.
Bonobo North American Tour Dates:
10/15: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
10/16: Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
10/17: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/20: Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities Nightclub
10/21: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/22: Portland, OR @ Branx
10/23: San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
10/24: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
10/25: Los Angeles CA @ KCRW Masquerade Ball (Park Plaza)
10/26: San Diego CA @ House Of Blues
Photo Credit: Dan Medhurst