Warp Records

Bibio - Ribbons (2xLP)

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Bibio returns in 2019 with Ribbons. Following his ambient atmospheric project, Phantom Brickworks, Stephen Wilkinson returns to the path of structured songwriting last explored on 2016's A Mineral Love. Ribbons yields folkloric charm with an organic palette, incorporating a mostly acoustic-led approach exploring 60s and 70s psychedelia, soul, ambient, electronic and field recordings. The album will be released on the 12th April through Warp Records.

A self-taught musician, singer and producer, he plays nearly all of the instrumental parts on the album and unveils new instruments to his palette, bringing in mandolins, fiddle and other stringed instruments which give a new flavor to his music. But, while the sonics of the album are based around acoustic and other traditional instruments, the title Ribbons is extracted from the most electronic-leaning track on the album: Pretty Ribbons And Lovely Flowers. On the track, haunting, processed female vocals illuminate a route through dark ambiance and a repeating earthy distorted chord sequence. Referencing the endless ribbons of analogue tape and film used in his music, photography and cinematic work, the album artwork is designed by Wilkinson, where his portrait offers a window onto an English woodland scene with spring bluebells adorned with ribbons.

Beret Girl

The Art Of Living

Before

Curls

Ode To A Nuthatch

Watch The Flies

It’s Your Bones

You Couldn’t Even Hear The Birds Singing

Pretty Ribbons And Lovely Flowers

Erdaydidder-Erdiddar

Frankincense And Coal

Old Graffiti

Patchouli May

Valley Wulf

Quarters

Under A Lone Ash