Bonobo is loyal to the green and blue vibe on this record, which blends into some turquoise stuff and, also, makes a cohesive connection with other albums. Now I see a pattern where colour is something, that ties Bonobo's music to nature and its beauty in all forms. I do appreciate how colour is slightly filtered at the top, giving the cover another subtle layer of texture.
The album title (with an unexpected period)
is set in geometric sans serif and placed onto an almost transparent rectangle with rulers here and there. Letters in 'or' pair in the 'North' are quite far from each other and could be kerned tighter, like some pairs in 'Borders' as well. It's a minor issue and I can live with it. What bothers me more is this whole text composition. Everything is so beautifully mirrored, that it's almost painful to see the chunky composition of the rectangle with text and rulers, placed in the upper left corner. I'd love it laid out more in harmony with the overall composition (like in Tame Impala's case
). The rulers may be a tribute to the previous LP, but again, I'm not sure.