Black Sands
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Black Sands

Black Sands
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Studio album by
Released29 March 2010
LabelNinja Tune
Bonobo chronology
Days to Come
Black Sands
The North Borders
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
musicOMH4.5/5 stars[4]
PopMatters7/10 stars[5]
The Times4/5 stars[6]

Black Sands is the fourth studio album by English DJ Bonobo. It was released on 29 March 2010. The cover features a photograph taken of Derwentwater,[7] in northern England. The tower in the background is located in Castlerigg (54°35?29.95?N 3°7?3.43?W / 54.5916528°N 3.1176194°W / 54.5916528; -3.1176194Coordinates: 54°35?29.95?N 3°7?3.43?W / 54.5916528°N 3.1176194°W / 54.5916528; -3.1176194).

As of November 2016 it was certified silver by British Phonographic Industry for 60,000 sold units in UK. [8][9] As of January 20th 2017 it has sold 72,756 copies in UK. [10]

"All In Forms", appeared in the film House at the End of the Street in 2012.[11] Additionally, "Kong" can be heard during a scene in an artist's studio in the eighth episode of the second season of House of Cards,[12] and Eyesdown can be heard in the background in the restaurant in the second episode of the third season of The Newsroom.[] The song "Black Sands" is the title-song of the French 2015-movie 'The Measure of a Man'.

Track listing

All tracks written and performed by Bonobo.

4."Eyesdown" (featuring Andreya Triana)5:26
5."El Toro"3:44
6."We Could Forever"4:20
8."All in Forms"4:52
9."The Keeper" (featuring Andreya Triana)4:49
10."Stay the Same" (featuring Andreya Triana)4:45
12."Black Sands"6:49
Japanese edition bonus track
13."Brace Brace"7:02


  • Bonobo - piano, bass, upright bass, guitar, classical guitar, mandolin, keyboards, Fender Rhodes, harmonium, harp, vibraphone, music box
  • Andreya Triana - vocals (track 4, 9 & 10)
  • Mike Simmonds - violins, violas
  • Mike Lesirge - flute, saxophone, clarinet (track 5 & 12)
  • Alan Hardiman - trombone (track 5 & 10)
  • Ryan Jacob - trumpet (track 5 & 10)
  • Jack Wyllie - saxophone (track 10)
  • Tom Chant - saxophone, bass clarinet (track 11)
  • Graham Fox - drums (track 11)
  • Jack Baker - drums (track 12)


In Roman numerals, the 7th track title, "1009", reads as "MIX".[original research?]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Silver 60,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b Jones, Richard (12 January 2017). "Complete Guide: Bonobo". Clash. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross. "Review: Black Sands". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "Music - Review of Bonobo - Black Sands". BBC. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "Bonobo - Black Sands | album reviews". musicOMH. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ Hung, Estella. "Bonobo: Black Sands < PopMatters". Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ Clay, Joe (27 March 2010). "Bonobo Black Sands". The Times. London.
  7. ^ "Bonobo - Black Sands -- Oscar & Ewan". Retrieved 2020.
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  10. ^ "Official Charts Analysis: The xx claim No.1 spot with third album I See You". Music Week. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "House at the End of the Street". 21 September 2012. Retrieved 2016 – via IMDb.
  12. ^ "Just Isn't Music - 10/03/14 Bonobo 'Kong' used in House of Cards s02e08". Archived from the original on 10 March 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "British album certifications - Bonobo - Blacks Sands". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2019.Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Blacks Sands in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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