This is my second Bonobo – aka Simon Green – track. Really, I could fill the entire curation with his stuff. As UK ambience goes, for me, he’s the brightest light. This comes from a mid period – taken from the 2006 album “Days To Come.” If his first two – “Animal Magic” and “Dial M For Monkey” from 2000 and 2003 remain my favourites, there are still gems on all the later albums, and “Recurring” was an instant catch for me. So typical of Bonobo’s sound.
I often played music in my lessons as an aide to concentration for pupils writing essays, and Bonobo were my “go-to” for much of that period. Lost count of the times someone would sidle up at the end of a lesson to ask “who was that, sir?”
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”