Migration is the acid test for electronic music in 2017, and sets a standard that will be undeniably difficult to beat, let alone match.
A wonderful trip into Green's mindset, the beautiful and evocative nature of the album speaks on a personal level to those who have migrated or seen first hand the highs and lows that come from moving to another part of the world.
An extremely reflective record, just a few shades more tranquil than his last two albums, but easily matching their well-produced splendour.
Migration is an intricate, fine-tuned return to form, one that both soothes and thrills.
Inspired by his experiences as a nomadic musician rather than global issues surrounding migration, the record shares the same melancholic intensity of Jon Hopkins’ Immunity, but its head remains in the clouds rather than the club.
Migration represents another step forward in Bonobo’s musical development, keeping what was already strong in his music but adding more colour and depth.
All told, Migration is an impressive improvement over The North Borders, and easily the most listenable record of Bonobo’s fifteen-plus year career. It’s a record with equal appeal for electronic music fans and general listeners, something you could put on anywhere.
With Migration, Green blends the unexpected with the familiar and emerges with some of his most affecting work yet.
At its best, Migration pushes up against if not quite transgresses the boundaries of a genre that holds tranquility in too high a currency, managing at times to be totally arresting in spite of such limitations.
Bonobo's ability to immerse the listener in a gorgeous electronic escapism is better than ever.
Migration is a sparkling, crisp display of Green’s ability to completely immerse a listener, and it’s strong as it’s ever been.
Migration is not an edgy, crunching album. It’s soundtrack-like, slick and touches many bases with an LA gloss reflecting the current location of our emigre; it will be massive.