- Summary: The seventh full-length release for British electronic artist Simon Green as Bonobo features guest appearances from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Kadhja Bonet, Joji, O’Flynn, Jordan Rakei, and Jamila Woods.
- Record Label: Ninja Tune
- Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock
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Jan 13, 2022He remains unchallenged when it comes to his ability to create organic sound that is at once full-bodied, warm, and filled with textures from around the world. Bonobo's growth, too, across the past two decades has seen a natural and consistent progression; each record building beautifully on the last. Fragments is no exception.
Jan 14, 2022Signature Bonobo sound, familiar from the first seconds you hear it.
He’s playing safe and does what he known best for: masterful blending ofSignature Bonobo sound, familiar from the first seconds you hear it.
He’s playing safe and does what he known best for: masterful blending of warm dancy electronic with some ethnic and vocal pieces. Jordan Rakei track is especially beautiful.
Solid 8/10… Expand
Jan 22, 2022I've been a huge Bonobo fan since 2013, when I found myself at one of his DJ sets. I fell in love with his very unique sound, using bassI've been a huge Bonobo fan since 2013, when I found myself at one of his DJ sets. I fell in love with his very unique sound, using bass influenced grooves and melodies to drive the feeling of his music...
While I do find this project to be playing it on the safe side a bit, Fragments does not disappoint. The features on this album are like if Simon asked me, "Who do you want to hear over my production?" Jamila Woods, Jordan Rakei, and Joji, all mesh so perfectly with his style and their voices blend nicely into the rest of the mix.
The grooves on this album, while not overly experimental or groundbreaking, leave a lot to be discovered upon further listens of the project.
I'm giving it a strong 7 to light 8… Expand
Jan 25, 2022Honestly I am not a fan of EDM albums with no lyrical contents. And Fragments is one of those album. I love the production but can't reallyHonestly I am not a fan of EDM albums with no lyrical contents. And Fragments is one of those album. I love the production but can't really grasp every single tracks especially those with no lyrics.… Expand
Sep 28, 2022Bonobo has streamlined his sound over the years, and made it more uptempo. He moved towards mainstream, safe EDM and electronic. However, IBonobo has streamlined his sound over the years, and made it more uptempo. He moved towards mainstream, safe EDM and electronic. However, I always thought his music was special for the use of different tempos throughout an album, as well as different, exotic, dare I say magical instruments. Ultimately, this album is a culmination of his progression towards less exotic, more mainstream, if still sensible, EDM bangers. Make no mistake, some songs here ARE the kind of bangers you want to here in a concert with too much alcohol in your system, but less special for it. The texture of albums like Animal Magic, Days to Come or Black Sands is, sadly, all but gone.… Expand
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