Bibio – BIB10 (Indies Gold Coloured Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

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Title: Bibio – BIB10 Format: gold coloured vinyl Label: Warp Cat Num: Barcode: 0801061116316

Release date: October 14th 2022

“I like contrast between my albums,” says Stephen Wilkinson aka Bibio. “When I finish an album, I crave doing something different for the next one.” No more so is this made apparent with Wilkinson hitting a major milestone, releasing his 10th studio album. Over those ten albums he has gracefully glided between electronica, ambient, folk, pop, indie, funk, soul and just about any other sonic avenue he’s decided to turn down. After 2019’s Ribbons, an album he describes as “organic and woody sounding” with a “psych folk vibe”, for BIB10 he decided early on that he wanted to use more synths, drum machines, and electric guitars. “I wanted this album to sound more polished and slick,” he says. “But not ‘software perfect’. My influences for studio production mostly come from the 60s, 70s, and 80s where the craft was very different – getting a more polished sound, without ironing the humanity out of it, was part of the ethos.” The result is an album heavy in grooves, be them looping guitar licks that lock into hypnotic swirls, buoyant funk beats, silky disco, texture-heavy soul explorations or that uniquely distinct tone that sounds like nobody other than Bibio. The tone here is rich, deep, resonant and conjures up a radiating warmth throughout. This is apparent on tracks such as the opening ‘Off Goes the Light’ and first single, in which Wilkinson’s prominent vocals merge beautifully with the interlocking guitar melodies and immersive synth soundscapes. Even though, on the surface, this album at times feels like one of Wilkinson’s most outwardly electronic-sounding efforts, its roots are planted firmly to the guitar. “I became more obsessed than ever with guitars in the last few years, particularly vintage guitars,” he says. “This album is an ode to guitar in a very different way, with the guitars more like building blocks of a larger structure, and the subtle variations and differences with each guitar’s tone and colour make the album more nuanced. I don’t think of it as a guitar album per se, but I feel the foundation to all of the tracks is guitar.”

Track Listings

1 Off Goes the Light
2 Potion
3 Sharratt
4 Rain and Shine
5 S.O.L. (Feat. Olivier St Louis)
6 Cinnamon Cinematic
7 Even More Excuses
8 A Sanctimonious Song
9 Lost Somewhere
10 Phonograph
11 Fools (Feat. Olivier St Louis)

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Product Description

Title: Bibio – BIB10 Format: gold coloured vinyl Label: Warp Cat Num: Barcode: 0801061116316

Release date: October 14th 2022