The debut album from Brighton’s Simon Green AKA Bonobo.
This debut is a lovely little exercise in chill music, with Green blending breakbeats, pad sounds, jazzy live instrumentation and naked emotion to create a sound all his own. Downtempo electronic music often wanders into EZ-listening terrain, but “Animal Magic” has enough underlying feeling and intelligent arrangements to keep any listener’s interest.
Green has a real flair for dynamics, the melodies are a blissful, magical aroma of vibrantly lit-up sounds which all seem to standout like receiving your favourite gift for Christmas. If that wasn’t enough, the drums are crisp clean and have no turn-off regarding sound quality. Those simple little drums and cymbals both function like hearing a flock of birds chirping in the morning; quiet and alluring.
Sleepy Seven 5:22
The Plug 5:18
Sugar Rhyme 4:47