BIBIO - SLEEP ON THE WING VINYL (GATEFOLD LP)
GATEFOLD VINYL LP
Release Date: 12th June 2020
Stephen Wilkinson, aka Bibio, is back hot off the heels of last year's wonderous album, Ribbons, with an all new 10 track record. Sleep On The Wing sees Wilkinson delving even further into the luscious orchestral folk he teased on Ribbons, as well as some atmospheric ambient electronics to accompany. Don't 'sleep' on this little mesmeric gem!
For Fans Of/You May Also Like: Clark, Portico Quartet, Panda Bear, Gold Panda
"Bibio returns, just over a year on from his last album Ribbons, with a new ten track EP titled Sleep On The Wing. The release follows a pattern Bibio has established in his work; releasing a follow up EP after an album exploring similar sonic ground. This release draws on a familiar range of influences from traditional folk, peaceful atmospheric soundscapes and field recordings from the natural world. Stephen Wilkinson (Bibio) once again demonstrates the breadth of his musicality, embracing a wide range of self-played instruments including the strings which gave Ribbons much of its flavour and features some new accouplements for good measure. Pieced together over the course of last year, with a few exceptions stretching back into Bibio’s older repertoire, the Sleep On The Wing EP is a largely instrumental collection that exhibits deep atmospheric melodies as observations on rural escapism, reflection and melancholia. Recorded in Bibio’s home studio in the UK midlands countryside, the writing process for this latest EP starts in a similar place to most of his previous works, growing from a guitar riff into a richly textured soundscape one instrument at a time. The sleeve artwork by notable illustrator Chris Wormell was developed by Bibio and Chris and lino-printed by Chris. As on Ribbons, the surrounding nature seeps into the studio and underlies the essence of his music as it unfurls. This new work offers an in-depth study into the instrumentation and feelings surrounding this past year, imbued with revisited works which seem as poignant as they did when they were first composed over a decade ago."