Bibio Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Bibio:
Four Tet, Shlohmo, Flying Lotus, Boards of Canada, Caribou, Mount Kimbie, Nosaj Thing, Gold Panda, Baths, Shigeto, Lone, Black Moth Super Rainbow
Bibio AKA Stephen Wilkinson usually makes albums that go down well at Norman Towers. There was a blip, however, but that was forgotten when Phantom Brickworks was released in 2017 - a return to form - a stunning series of lengthy ambient pieces. Here, then, we have Phantom Brickworks (IV & V), two more pieces continuing from where said album left off. LP on Warp.
What has Bibio in store for us this time? Lo-fi pastoral electronics, hi-fi Clarkalike bangers, dollops of disco or some of his peculiar, warm-spirited hybrids of the lot? In fact, Stephen Wilkinson’s new offering unexpectedly consists of semi-improvised, rather long pieces (up to 17 minutes). As the title Phantom Brickworks sort of suggests, these unhurried fellows reflect on the shifting meanings and associations of places as time passes. Another feather for Steve’s bow!
- Vinyl Double LP (WARPLP290)
A pre-release to Bibio’s as yet untitled new record due late 2017, Beyond Serious contains a collection of tracks that belong in the summer sun. For this one think Anthony Naples and Delroy Edwards style house and experimental house that begins to dip into the techno and EDM genres a little.
The 'Serious' EP is born out of a number of collaborations between Bibio (Stephen Wilkinson) and singer Olivier St. Louis (formerly known as Olivier Daysoul). This follows on from the 'A Mineral Love' LP and sees Bibio heading in a more electro funk direction with soulful vocals that will appeal to fans of Craig David.
The iconic Warp records bring Bibio’s A Mineral Love to vinyl LP and CD. Bibio is constantly tweaking and developing his sound, and on this album he has shifted towards electronic funk. Here soulful vocals and boogie basslines float on a sad undercurrent. This record is another leap forward for Bibio’s organic, folk-influenced electronica.
- Vinyl Double LP (WARPLP265)
This looks like a good Record Store Day release. Three of Warp's best and brightest celebrate rave culture with a track each. Pritchard does a throwback jungle anthem, Bibio takes cues from 'A Badman Sound' and uses that 'yeah woo' sample and Clark makes laid back ambience like early Aphex Twin. Bound to be a winner on the day my lad.
- Vinyl Double LP (WARPLP177)
- Vinyl Double LP (WARPLP267)