In the modern world of instrumental artists who mix in vocals, Bonobo is a big player, and The North Borders came out at a time when an album like this fit in very well. Everyone has heard at least one track from this album. Side 4 was my choice, and I knew that Sapphire was going to be a tough track to top, but I’d forgotten how much I love Transits. It’s lush from the start, and makes it’s case, and then the vocals by Szjerdene come in nearly halfway through the track and it’s a no-brainer at that point. Lovely panned ambient sounds and a tapestry of instruments and texture.