Bonobo – Dial M for Monkey

by Ninja Tune

Dial M for Monkey - Bonobo

Ninja Tune certainly know how to pick the gems. And this time, there’s just one – with an opportunity to preview all the tracks online. Dial M For Monkey sees a welcome return for the chillout master, Bonobo, with a masterful follow up to Animal Magic. It’s a flawless blend of sampled breakbeats & jazzy live instrumentation that puts him in a class of his own.

Below you will find all the ‘direct to file’ hyperlinks for the full-length audio streams (in both Real Audio & Windows Media), the ‘direct to file’ hyperlink for a free MP3 download of the song ‘Pick Up’, as well as the video streams.

Check the imaginative animated video for ‘Pick Up’ directed by Conkerco, a veritable shoot-out at the OK Corral, London style. And listen to some of the most refreshing music to take on a summer holiday.

From the opener, ‘Noctuary’, with it’s creepy stoned-Hammer feel through the headnod sitar-funk of ‘Flutter’, on into the Rhodes-meets-Gamelan of ‘D Song’, the first third of the record sets out the tone for what is to follow – all beautifully melodic and perfectly assembled but with enough of a creeping undertow to stop the music becoming empty or boring.. ‘Change Down’ is double bass folk and cut-up drums, ‘Wayward Bob’ is a devilish waltz, while ‘Pick Up’ is a straight funk ‘n’ flute throw down. ‘Something For Windy’ sounds like a dub of a postman on his rounds, ‘Nothing Owed’ is epic pastoralia, while ‘Light Pattern’ rounds things off with what sounds like the theme to the best TV programme never made.


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D Song

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Change Down

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Wayward Bob

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Pick Up

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Something For Windy

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Nothing Owed

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Light Pattern

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Pick Up‘ – video stream

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  • Bonobo – Dial M for Monkey
  • by Ninja Tune
  • Published on September 1st, 2003

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