Migration - The New Album from Bonobo

18.5.2017 by Julia Schwenner

After a three year wait, Bonobo has finally honored us with a new album, Migration. His sixth record, it appeared in January on the London label Ninja Tune.

Simon Green, as the master of the combination of Trip Hop, Downbeat and Ambient is called in real life, has incorporated his personal idea of identity and home into the sound of Migration. The core of this album lies in the interplay of approach and arrival, the sequence of building up something and setting it up just to break it down again. Most interested in migrations, "exploring people and spaces," the English producer points out his motivation for addressing the issue: "It's interesting how one person wants to take an idea from one part of the world and move with that influence and affect another part of the world. Over the years, the identities of places evolve. "

The twelve tracks reflect both Greene's DJ experience and the extended world tour with his 12-piece orchestral ensemble, which is why the album offers musical trips to all kinds of corners of the world.


The first single release 'Kerala' is soul-soft with a vocal sample from R'n'B singer Brandy. A, second single follows the epic-expressive 'No Reason' together with Nick Murphy (aka Chet Faker). Further support came from guests such as Michael Milosh (frontman of the band Rhye), Nicole Miglis from the indie electronics band Hundred Waters as well as from the Moroccan band Innov Gnawa from New York.

The changeability of the album reflects the identities of people and places on our planet that change and evolve over time and raise the question of the individual origin of each of us.

2017 Migration Live Tour
Tickets: bonobomusic.com

15: HAMBURG, DE - Docks
16: BERLIN, DE - Columbiahalle
17: COLOGNE, DE - Live Music Hall
18: FRANKFURT, DE - Batschkapp
20: AMSTERDAM,NL - Paradiso
21: GRONINGEN, NL - Oosterpoort
22: UTRECHT, NL - TivoliVredenburg
25: LONDON, UK - O2 Academy Brixton
27: DUBLIN, IE - Vicar St.

01: LEEDS, UK - O2
02: MANCHESTER, UK - Apollo
03: GATESHEAD, UK - Sage
04: BEXHILL, UK - De La Warr Pavilion
08: PARIS, FR - Olympia
09: STRASBOURG, FR - La Laiterie
10: LYON, FR - Transbordeur
12: ZURICH, CH - Volkshaus
13: MILAN, IT - Fabrique
15: BARCELONA, ES - Razzmatazz
16: MADRID, ES - La Riviera

24: TORONTO, ON - Danforth Music Hall
25: MONTREAL, QC - Metropolis
26: BOSTON, MA - House Of Blues
28: NEW YORK, NY - Terminal 5
29: PHILADELPHIA, PA - Electric Factory

01: WASHINGTON, DC - 9:30 Club
02: RICHMOND, VA - The National
03: ASHEVILLE, NC - Orange Peel
11: ASPEN, CO - Belly Up
12: DENVER, CO - Red Rocks
13: LAWRENCE, KS - Granada Theater
15: COLUMBIA, MO - Blue Note
16: ST LOUIS, MO - Ready Room
18: CHICAGO, IL - Concord
19: MILWAUKEE, WI - Turner Hall
20: MADISON, WI - Orpheum
21: MINNEAPOLIS, MN - First Avenue
25: VANCOUVER, BC - Commodore

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- Julia Schwenner