'First Fires' Video

Bonobo - 'First Fires' Video

Bonobo's The North Borders album was released a few weeks ago to a storm of critical acclaim. Building on the groundbreaking blend of bleeding edge drums and masterful, emotive melody of previous album Black Sands, The North Borders has been described as 'blending Burial like electronic swing and crackle with Krautrock Drive... Brilliant." (Q 4/5)

First Fires is the second single from the album, and the video made to accompany it is something very special indeed. Canadian born, Los Angeles raised director Alex Takacs began making videos under the moniker Young Replicant in 2008. Having directed award-winning videos for The XX, Baths and Purity Ring, he's now turned his attention to Bonobo's aching, electronic blues, which features the gorgeous, growled vocals of Grey Reverend.

Telling the story of a relationship's caustic end via a narrative reflecting the fractured nature of memory, it's the perfect illustration of  Bonobo's haunting love song.

The North Borders is out now and available to buy at the NinjashopiTunes and Amazon. You can also pre-order First Fires here.



Bonobo Articles

<< Previous

Bonobo North American DJ Tour Kicks Off

This week Bonobo prepares to embark on his North American DJ tour with support from Kastle, Jim-E Stack and Jeremy Sole touching down in Toronto, Miami, Houston and Seattle along the way - see full dates here.

Read More

Hear Bonobo "Emkay" from 'The North Borders Tour. - Live.' Album

Hear Emkay recorded live from Bonobo's tour in support of his latest album, to be released as part of The North Borders Tour. - Live album on 6 October.

Read More

MIXED BY: Bonobo for THUMP

Simon Green steps up to curate the latest mix selection for THUMP, ahead of his US DJ tour that kicks off later this month.

Read More

Ninja Tune Staff Picks: Week 33

On a nostalgia tip this week with classics from Bonobo, The Cinematic Orchestra, Edan and Four Tet, plus new tracks from Airhead, Nautic, Lil Silva and Deft - listen on Spotify / Rdio / Deezer.

Read More

Other Articles

<< Previous

Portico - Sign to Ninja Tune // Announce Autumn EU Tour

Newly reconfigured as a three-piece, Portico have signed to Ninja Tune - listen to new track Living Fields and see all upcoming tour dates at porticomusic.co.uk.

Read More

Machinedrum - Vapor City Archives Released 17 November

Electronic music's Renaissance man, Machinedrum, brings his Vapor City project to a close with this final chapter in the sprawling epic, Vapor City Archives, on 17 November - pre-order at the Ninjashop and iTunes, and get an immediate download of new track Only 1 Way 2 Know.

Read More

Solid Steel Radio 19/09/2014 - Coldcut & Damon Bell

Coldcut start the show this week, before Deepblak Recordings Chief Connoisseur Damon Bell steps up in Hour 2.

Read More

Ninja Tune X ADE 2014 - Live Show & Exhibition

Ninja Tune are heading to the Netherlands next month for 2014's Amsterdam Dance Event, hosting a stellar label party on 16 October and collaborating with Bleep, Novation and DontWatchThat.TV on a special set of exhibition events over the weekend.

Read More
svkb