I woke to an email from Bleep Records with a link to my preorder download of Bibio’s Silver Wilkinson. Happiness. This man’s music has grown to be some of my of my very favorite. Not only do his sounds and textures weave into something I swear I could have dreamed in my childhood days but I love how at the end of many of his tracks he slips into some other ambient reverie. He moves between emotional worlds so effortlessly.
This album feels a bit like a return to a different time previous to his Warp outings but it isn’t. It is just the attention to more acoustic stylings here but again he shifts seamlessly between electronic and acoustic forms that is so indicative of his own style. I imagine there was a time when some commented that he was like an acoustic Boc, Pitchfork called him a one trick pony which they had to rescind after Ambivalence Ave but really more to the point he has more than proven no one can do Bibio like Bibio.