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Dial 'M' for Monkey

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RforArgh I heard the Flutter song a looong time ago, when Pandora service was just starting, and it got me hooked immediately.
lionelinaz
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lionelinaz Wow an opportunity to get this on vinyl - Done deal! Simon, I'm always amazed by your music spectrum - always top notch, thank you. I'm an old Brit now in Arizona, but I follow all your music DJ sets, albums and various radio shows - awesome stuff !!!
Lyd Maropoulos
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Lyd Maropoulos Wonderfully crafted. So intricate and worldly... This has been a go-to for me for almost two decades since its release, and no doubt will be enjoyed for many more years to come. A beauty!
pocket*galaxy
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pocket*galaxy An incredibly appealing album with tricky beats which is a perfect soundtrack for a daydream.
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1.
Noctuary 05:22
2.
Flutter 04:44
3.
D Song 05:19
4.
Change Down 04:33
5.
Wayward Bob 04:39
6.
Pick Up 04:08
7.
8.
Nothing Owed 06:16
9.

about

Simon Green aka Bonobo is back with nine perfectly formed tracks on a perfectly formed album. No huge, bloated, over-conceptualised rottage for the monkey man. He gets in, does what he has to do, gets out.

From the opener, "Noctuary," with it’s creepy stoned-Hammer feel, through the headnod sitar-funk of "Flutter," on into the Rhodes-meets-Gamelan of "D Song," the first third of the record sets out the tone for what is to follow – all beautfiully melodic and perfectly assembled but with enough of a creeping undertow to stop the music becoming empty or saccharine. "Change Down" is all double bass folk and cut-up drums, "Wayward Bob" is a devilish waltz, while single "Pick Up" is a straight funk ‘n’ flute throw down. "Something For Windy"sounds like a dub of a postman on his rounds, "Nothing Owed" is epic pastoralia, while "Light Pattern" rounds things off with what sounds like the theme to the best TV programme never made.

With all instruments played, sampled and sequenced by Green’s own fair hand, there is a consistency here, both within the tunes and across the record that crate diggers can only dream of. There is real development, the building of moods and feelings, a genuine attempt to make great music which is incidentally computer music. He may make a monkey of himself, but he’s no musical mug…

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released June 9, 2003

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