Hypnotic and soothing, those are two words that come to mind when thinking of bonobos. bonobos is one of many bands in Japan in the new wave of reggae artists. bonobos formed in 2001 by vocalist/guitarist Sai Chunho. Later that year Sai would be joined by bassist Morimoto Natsuko, guitarist Sasaki Yasuyuki, and drummer Tsuji Bondo. It was not until 2002 after a few live stints in Osaka that the band would release any demotapes. One of their demos, moujiki fuyu ga kuru, hit #1 on the Kansai (western Japan) area student geared CRJ-west charts.