Following the success of his critically acclaimed album "Fragments", Bonobo aka Simon Green has announced a tour and will perform in the Baltics as a part of his world tour “Fragments Tour 2022”.
Bonobo doesn't like nostalgia - he lives in the present moment. Therefore, he decided to make a hopeful album that also has room for sadness and the beginning of a new life.
Fragments are the sound of inner struggle and isolation, both from a personal and a wider perspective. This is the sound we will all come together with after the pandemic. It's a reminder of how hope is born out of sadness and loneliness.
His latest full-length "Fragments" was completed during the pandemic and is the most emotional and intense album Bonobo has made to date. While previous albums were inspired by people and travel, this particular album was born from being alone during the pandemic. First of all, the album consisted only of tiny fragments and ideas, which later led to the fusion of the burst of creativity of the album. All of America's nature, especially Death Valley, was the greatest impetus for the creation of a new creation.
His live concert is not just an electronic concert. Over the course of two hours, he goes on an adventure with a powerful band consisting of trombones, strings, synthesizers and several other instruments that give the music even more life. He is a wonderful example of how an artist is able to grow and develop - starting first with minimalist music, adding more and more elements with each album that make a pat on the side.
Bonobo's electronic music is loved even by those who don't usually listen to this type of music. This is the music with which you fall in love, find hope and get along with other people.
Bonobo performing live in the KEXP studios:
Bonobo, whose real name is Simon Green, has been performing since 1999. To date, he has released 7 albums, several EPs, and singles, sold out prestigious concert venues and has collaborated with various well-known bands: Gorillaz, London Grammar, Michael Kiwanuka, Erykah Badu, Joji, Jamila Woods, Bajka, Jordan Rakei and Rhye.
Two decades have made Bonobo a true legend. According to critics, Bonobo has always had the ability to bring life into electronic music. Pitchfork called him "a key figure in slow-paced electronic music."