Bonobo launches a virtual reality experience for “Outlier” with Google Daydream

Having just completed immensely successful tours in Europe and North America in support of his latest acclaimed record Migration, Bonobo has announced a new 3-song EP, out digitally today, featuring an analog version of Migration favorite “Bambro Koyo Ganda,” which heavily features Moroccan by-way- of New York City band Innov Gnawa, and the completely new song “Samurai.” The analog version of “Bambro” strips away the dizzying house-tinged atmosphere in favor of an understated pulse and synthesizer arpeggiations, highlighting the hypnotic chanting and acoustic flavour of Innov Gnawa. Perhaps more than any other tune on the album, ‘Bambro’ sonically embodies what Migration is – a journey through cultural and locational displacement and the strange familiarity that inevitably surfaces out of transient life. “Samurai” is an ecstatic track that was conceived in the same sessions that produced Migration, anchored by a stuttering vocal sample that unspools into a glorious melodic line in classic Bonobo style.

Bonobo also previously shared a video for the original version of “Bambro Koyo Ganda” directed by Stylewar, which is available to watch HERE.

Bonobo also recently unveiled an innovative and immersive way to see and hear his album track “Outlier”. Released in collaboration with Horizons Studio for their app on Google’s Daydream platform, Horizons VR, users are sent flying through surreal landscapes and terrains, over mountains and deep into oceans, as you manipulate the music by directing flocks of birds with the Daydream controller and progressing through the various stages of the track via your own movements and actions. As well as the music being fully interactive, the visuals are also fully generated in real-time and malleable, allowing you to carve your path through mountain ranges, control the terrain’s height by simply changing your altitude, or slow down time below the surface of the sea.

Download the Horizons App to discover the “Outlier” Virtual Reality experience here:

As Migration was born out of an itinerant phase in Bonobo’s life – a time that saw him touring around his last album The North Borders for nearly three years fixed to no address – it’s only fitting the Migration World Tour is the sort of pinnacle and completion of his journey and one that’s received exuberant praise from all circles. The live show is an event not to be missed and the record, which peaked at #1 on the iTunes Electronic Album charts in over 50 territories and landed within the Top 5 on the main UK album charts, has proved itself to be a touchstone for both Bonobo’s career and to an audience in search of a place to land.

TRACKLIST
1. Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa)
2. Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa) [Analog Version]
3. Samurai

LIVE DATES
21 Jun 2017 Canons Marsh Amphitheatre (live), Bristol, UK
23 – 25 Jun Down The Rabbit Hole (live), Groene Heuvels, NL
28 Jun 2017 Roskilde (live), Roskilde, DK
30 Jun 2017 Open Air (live), St Gallen, CH
1 Jul 2017 Rock Werchter (live), Werchter, BE
2 Jul 2017 Montreux Jazz Lab (live), Montreux, CH
4 Jul 2017 Manchester Cathedral (live), Manchester, UK
6 Jul 2017 NOS Alive (live), Passeio Maritimo de Alges, PT
8 Jul 2017 Auditorium Parco della Musica (live), Rome, IT
9 Jul 2017 Locus Festival (live), Locorotondo, IT
13 – 16 Jul Benicàssim Festival (live), Benicàssim, ES
14 – 16 Jul Melt Festival (live), Ferropolis, DE
16 Jul 2017 Citadel Festival (live), London, UK
20 Jul 2017 Forum (live), Melbourne, AU
21 Jul 2017 Forum (live), Melbourne, AU
22 Jul 2017 Horden Pavilion (live), Sydney, AU
23 Jul 2017 Splendour In The Grass (live), Byron Bay, AU
25 Jul 2017 Metro City (live), Perth, AU
27 Jul 2017 Town Hall (live), Auckland, NZ
28 – 30 Jul Fuji Rock Festival (live), Niigata Prefecture, JP
4th – 6th Aug Wilderness Festival (live), Oxfordshire, UK
23rd Aug 2017 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
24th Aug 2017 Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
25th Aug 2017 State Theatre, Portland, ME
26 Aug 2017 Wanderlust (live), Mont-Tremblant, QC
29th Aug 2017 Danforth, Toronto, ON
31st Aug 2017 Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
1st Sept 2017 North Coast Music Festival, Chicago, IL
6th Sept 2017 Aspen, Aspen, CO
8th Sept 2017 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
9th Sept 2017 Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
12th Sept 2017 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB
13th Sept 2017 Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB
15th Sept 2017 Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, BC
18th Sept 2017 Paramount, Seattle, WA
20th Sept 2017 Roseland, Portland, OR
22nd Sept 2017 Life Is Beautiful, Las Vegas, NV
23rd Sept 2017 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
27th Sept 2017 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
28th Sept 2017 Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
3rd Oct 2017 Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
4th Oct 2017 Rialto, , AZ
6th-8th Oct 2017 Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
13th-15th Oct 2017 Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
14th Oct 2017 III Points, Miami, FL
1 – 7 Nov 2017 Club to Club, Turin,
05 Nov 2017 Hala Kolo, Warsaw
08 Nov 2017 Tonhalle, Munich
09 Nov 2017 Palladium, Cologne
13 Nov 2017 WiZink Center, Madrid
15 Nov 2017 Forest National, Brussels
16 Nov 2017 AFAS Live, Amsterdam
18 Nov 2017 Zenith, Paris


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