From the album Dial M for Monkey (2003)
Bonobo, the simian pseudonym of UK producer Simon Green has been a downtempo-lounge favorite for a while around these parts. In addition to his excellent production values, he’s notable for his distinctive infusion (though not pervasively) of eastern (mostly Indian) influences into what could be called “intelligent chill-out music.”
With a danceably faster tempo usual, Flutter is actually a bit of a departure for Bonobo. But as seems to be the case with me, it’s an artist’s digressions that attract the most attention.
If upbeat downtempo isn’t a style of music, I nominate Flutter as its charter document.
What I Love: Those chimes, that kickin beat and the melancholy trumpet.