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Bibio Discusses 'Sleep on the Wing' and Why His Dreams Are of the Countryside

"I think even if I lived in the heart of Tokyo, I'd still make music that reminds people of the countryside because it's where my dreams often take me," says Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson) of his music and his new rustic EP.

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Pretty Ribbons and Lovely Flowers: An Interview with Bibio

For Ribbons, Bibio continues to move away from his defining folktronica sounds and to something increasingly pastoral, revealing to PopMatters what song made him feel palpable heartbreak, why he rarely performs live, and why his new album samples actual cow moos.

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Bibio Creates a Type of Dream Folk with "Curls" (track review)

Bibio broadens out his sound and blends acoustic instruments with electronics to create a gentle form of folktronica on "Curls".

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Bibio: Phantom Brickworks

The new Bibio album, Phantom Brickworks, takes a turn towards ambient and succeeds.

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Bibio - "Light Up the Sky" (Singles Going Steady)

"Light Up in the Sky" injects further nuance to Bibio's sound from A Mineral Love, adding cut-up vocal samples, atmospheric textures, and reverb-drenched guitar pluckings.

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Gasoline & Mirrors: An Interview With Bibio

He's considered the folktronica producer du jour, but Stephen Wilkinson's art runs much deeper than that. His latest unleashes his inner pop instincts.

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Bibio: A Mineral Love

"Lookin' like a butterfly / You lookin' like petals in a hurricane wind." That couplet is exactly A Mineral Love sounds like, and Bibio couldn't have said it better himself.

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Bibio - "Town & Country" (Singles Going Steady)

Bibio's "Town & County" evokes Aja-era Steely Dan, certainly in terms of the slick jazz/pop leanings.

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Bibio - "Feeling" (Singles Going Steady)

Bibio celebrates '70s classic R&B, borrowing from the era's greatest luminaries, Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield with his standout track.

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Bibio: The Green E.P.

Bibio has made a collection of meditations and variations on a theme, more in line with classical composers than DJs.

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Summer 2013 New Music Playlist

New Tunes from Caveman, Rogue Wave and Portugal. The Man. and more, plus notes.

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Bibio: Mind Bokeh

Much like Ambivalence Avenue, Bibio's latest offering, Mind Bokeh, should make him a household name.

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Various Artists: Warp (Chosen) / Warp (Recreated)

Warp wonders aloud who it is in 2009 and who it was for the past 20 years. Who it will be in the future is anybody's guess.

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Bibio: Ambivalence Avenue

Bibio reinvents himself as a number of different people -- Neil Young, J Dilla, Ariel Pink, bands named after animals -- but retains a thematic proximity to the idea of the persistence of memory.

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20 Questions: Bibio

British electronic artist Bibio has just released his third album, Vignetting the Compost. He tells us about his work and love for Walt Whitman in these 20 Questions.

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Bibio: Vignetting the Compost

Bibio's third album of fuzzy nostalgia is like God rubbing your tummy on a Christmas morning.

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Bibio: Vignetting the Compost

On Vignetting the Compost, Stephen Wilkinson pulls a rabbit out of his hat and shows that he's done what everyone wanted him to do but that nobody believed he could: he's grown -- as a songwriter, as a musician, and as a producer.

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