Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Bonobo

Migration (Ninja Tune)

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Arguably the most accessible album of his 16-year career, Migration finds British ambient electronic maven Bonobo (Simon Green) sounding completely at home on his sixth studio release. Ironically, the highly emotive disc arrives after extensive travels during his successful North Borders world tour, though the aftermath of a family loss carries equal weight in that relatives from all over descended back on Brighton. Green thus resurrects personal ideas of identity and its meaningfulness. The Nick Murphy-assisted "No Reason" is a dark stalker juxtaposed against the bright "Break Apart," which features Rhye's lithe vocals. (6:15pm, Tito's stage)

***.5

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