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