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Bibio Shares New Song “Old Graffiti”

Ribbons Due Out April 12 via Warp

Mar 26, 2019 Bibio Bookmark and Share


Bibio (aka British electronic music producer Stephen Wilkinson) is releasing a new album, Ribbons, on April 12 via Warp. Previously he shared its first single “Curls,” as well as a trailer for the album and a video for “Curls.” Now he has shared another song from the album, “Old Graffiti,” which has a timeless feel (as if it’s a forgotten French or Brazilian pop song from the 1960s). Listen to it below.

In a press release Wilkinson says he writes many of his songs on guitar, but “Old Graffiti” started on percussion. The press release says he “was inspired by listening to old Batucada and Capoeira recordings.”

Wilkinson had this to say about the song in the press release: “Like many of my tracks, the influences are mixed and come from quite unrelated sources, but I think that’s true of a lot of modern music, on the surface it might seem like it’s referencing a specific era, but it’s actually referencing several, and doing so from a more distant perspective, a perspective that might not have been as wide several decades ago. Rather than relying on sampling old records to get ‘that sound,’ I like to get to the bare bones and create the parts from scratch, there’s more freedom in doing that, also the challenge of getting the instruments to take on the appropriate timbre and quality is satisfying to get right. I use a mixture of new and vintage gear and instruments to achieve this and processes that I’ve developed myself since my bedroom studio days.”

A previous press release described the album as such: “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.

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