“Ikiru” by Thoma is actually quite reminiscent of Bonobo’s earlier works especially thanks to the ethnic influence molded around a downtempo feel.

The difference is that Thoma drew inspiration from the far east as a gorgeous Koto sample is used as the foundation to flesh out “Ikiru”. When the beefy bass and strings slip into the mix the track really comes to life and the introspective mood can be felt immensely.

“Ikiru” reflects on the passing nature of things and how so much of life is about embracing the small moments that might otherwise go unnoticed.