FRI | BONOBO at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 11/1/13
Simon Green's Bonobo project has taken chilled-out downtempo on a meandering journey through complex syncopation, sweeping strings and heavy bass lines since 1999, when he released the single "Terrapin" on the Tru Thoughts label. Since then, Green has created four full-length albums for both that imprint and the epic Ninja Tune. His use of exotic instruments like the sitar blended with soulful, funky horns and gentle cymbals creates a soundscape reminiscent of a laid-back DJ Shadow. Bonobo's albums are sweet, hypnotic and often melancholy, and his live work kicks the energy up a notch while maintaining his signature blissed-out downtempo feel.