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Bonobo, El Ten Eleven

MITCH LILLIE
9 pm., Thursday May 02 | $20 advance, $23 day of show.
Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St.
 
[ELECTRIC PRIMATES] U.K. producer Simon Green, aka Bonobo, came onto the scene in 1999 with the flowing downtempo single “Terrapin,” mingling enough bass, sitar and samples to soothe any comedown. Bonobo’s organic sound has lost its lo-fi edge since then, but higher production values have meant collaborations with vocalists like Erykah Badu, Bajka and Andreya Triana. The North Borders, released this March, is more chopped and rhythmic than previous releases, but a sense of wonder and magic remains. “Heaven for the Sinner” is the album’s finest hour, with Badu’s voice lilting over a soft break beat and twinkling bells. It might not be heaven, but it’s certainly some kind of otherworldly paradise. 



Where: Crystal Ballroom
Phone: 225-0047
Address: 1332 W Burnside St.
Website: www.mcmenamins.com

 
 

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
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