Bibio - 'You' [Listen]
One of the things I find exciting about Bibio is that with each release you never know what you're going to get. Stephen Wilkinson, recording as Bibio, has evolved the sound of this project over the years.
'You' is a new track from the forthcoming release Silver Wilkinson and finds Bibio in full blissed out dance mode. A slinky bass line and glitch drumbeat announce the beginning of the track. Guitars sneak in and establishes a melody. A full minute in and the track explodes into a full on dance groove built over choppy hip-hop rhythm that's ever so slightly off the beat, giving the feeling of being knocked back and forth. Effects laden soulful vocals singing "I'm somebody just like you" are chopped up and rearranged over the groove. 'You' cools down for a moment, never fully dropping out, but letting keyboards and vocals give us a chance to get our bearings. Not too long though and the electronic is back in full swing. As the dance groove gradually fades into silence, 'You' gives us a one minute sparse, ambient tag full of swells and echoes.
Silver Wilkinson is released on May 13th from Warp Records.
Bibio will be following up his album Silver Wilkinson with a new six track effort The Green EP, due out in January via Warp Records. You can stream the first cut from the EP, 'Dye the Water Green', now. [read more]
Bibio interviewed: "It's like finding out your message in a bottle was not only found, but found by the 'right' person."
Let's begin with a shocking revelation. I had to delve deep into the complex belly of the internet just to make sure that using the term 'constant flux' when referring to a musician's work ethos and repertoire wasn't my way of accusing them for having some sort of medical condition. [read more]