RIYL: Boards of Canada, Tycho, Kenmochi Hidefumi, Bonobo
Label: Warp Records
Singer, songwriter, producer¬†and multi-instrumentalist Stephen James Wilkinson has perplexed music critics since the mid aughts, combining lofi acoustic folk with glitchy electronic beats and experimental loops.¬† He’s influenced a wide spectrum of like-minded artists, from Black Moth Super Rainbow to Bonobo, and continues to explore his remarkably large and eclectic palette.
According to Wilkinson, Bibio’s latest full-length Ribbons¬†“has been made very much in admiration of nature yet through a tinted window of manmade escapism.¬†Spending more time in the British countryside, walking, photographing, listening and recording has certainly affected how I‚Äôve been thinking and expressing myself in the studio – recalling the beauty in nature and the sadness of seeing it spoiled.”
Apologies that I couldn’t get this written up before the hand-stiched variant sold out, but there are still limited copies of the purple wax available.¬† Check out the sublime first single Curls below to get a feel of what the rest of the album will sound like.
- PRINTED INNERS IN GATEFOLD OUTER SLEEVE
- INCLUDES BIBIO PLECTRUM
- INCLUDES FILM STRIP OF EXCLUSIVE IMAGES
- SHIPPING: 11.04.19 (April 11)
SHIPPING FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive