‘Emotional’ downtempo music often sounds tepid, but Simon Green aka Bonobo knows what he’s dong. Black Sands is album of goose pimple inducing music that flows beautifully. Whether armed with strings, stunted percussion, the vocals of a certain Ms. Triana or a mix of all three, Green comes up with the goods. Kiara is a stunning synth‘n’strings masterpiece, whilst 1009 is a broken hop gem and Stay The Same thrills. A truly magical record.