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Bonobo
"Bambro Koyo Ganda (ft Innov Gnawa)"
3 mins 27s
28 April 2017
UK Promos

Directorial collective Stylewar has fashioned an assemblage of existing video clips from around the world into a promo for Bonobo's latest release 'Bambro Koyo Ganda'. Along with additional footage filmed by them, the resulting piece is around three and a half spellbinding minutes in which time speeds up, slows down, or jumps around.

Stylewar themselves say: "Through the magic of editing, we endeavoured to make every movement in the video correspond to the movement of the music, whether to its rhythm or to the very notes themselves. If you look closely, you should notice that the smallest details have been tweaked to sync the music to the movement. Like the music of Bonobo, it celebrates the rhythmic beauty of our world."

It does indeed. What are merely interesting visual snippets on their own become majestic - even profound - when put together like this. We see ourselves in the abstract when we watch accelerated footage of crowds crossing city streets, swarming like a grounded murmuration of starlings; equally, shipping containers look like small stacks of Lego which could be destroyed with a single swipe of a hand. It makes us observe the world through fresh eyes... and that's no mean feat.

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Bonobo
"Bambro Koyo Ganda (ft Innov Gnawa)"
3 mins 27s
28 Apr 2017
Directorial collective Stylewar has fashioned an assemblage of existing video clips from around the world into a promo for Bonobo's latest release 'Bambro Koyo Ganda'. Along with additional footage filmed by them, the resulting piece is around three and a half spellbinding minutes in which time speeds up, slows down, or jumps around.

Bonobo
"No Reason (ft Nick Murphy)"
4 mins 03s
19 Jan 2017
This surreal film by Oscar Hudson is 'about staying indoors'. It explores the Japanese phenomenon of hikikomori - young people so overwhelmed by life that they retreat to their bedrooms for years at a time. All the effects were done practically in camera, with the production team building eighteen almost identical rooms and props in multiple sizes.

Bonobo
"Kerala"
4 mins 03s
7 Nov 2016
This strange and haunting promo for Bonobo's 'Kerala' has Gemma Arterton witnessing a meteor burning through the sky which no-one else seems to notice. She appears in immense anguish, blundering through a park and colliding with strangers as she attempts to get somewhere for a purpose that isn't immediately clear; and the promo powerfully communicates her terrible urgency.

Bonobo
"Cirrus"
3 mins 22s
22 Feb 2013
Bonobo has a new album out in April – The North Borders – and in anticipation of that he's recently released Cirrus to give us something to mull over. It's his first album since 2010's Black Sands, and - if this track is anything to go by - he's heading in a quite different direction.

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