Bibio has really stepped it up on his new album Ambivalence Avenue, his older LPs don’t get me wrong are gorgeous and exactly what i personally want to hear but what a way keep your sound and it becoming more inviting for a newer audience that i’m sure will now start searching for his back catalog. Abrasion has a hints of Jannis voice from Choir of Young Believers and I even think Neil Young would be into this and that makes me pretty happy to think about.
My friend last night shared this Rachel’s song with me called Systems/Layers which is from an album that’s a collaborative dance/theater piece with the New York ensemble SITI Company. It’s perfect to collect yourself too, I have a feeling its going to become a nice go to song if you ever feel too distracted and overwhelmed.
You know I had to sneak in something dubby and techno-ish into this post so there is something 4/4 involved, I couldn’t think of a more gentle way to follow the Rachel’s track then including something by debut dub techno artist June from the UK, a real heavy yet elegant track. Languor has these moments where you feel like the song is just going to flutter by and float off like some dense gas that just decides to vaporize.
The same friend that suggested to listen to the Rachel’s also told me to listen to Moving Units, not really my cup of tea because usually I don’t listen to what people are singing about since I listen to mostly instrumental music but in the last minute I do like how he sounds.
Bibio – Abrasion[audio:abrasion.mp3]
Rachel’s – Systems/Layers[audio:systems.mp3]
June – Languor[audio:languor.mp3]
Moving Units – Hearts Departed[audio:hearts.mp3]
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mpb says:June 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm
Jakub, I agree with you on Bibio. I have a couple Bibio LP’s, but after you previewed this album a few weeks ago, I went over to Warp and ended up pre-ordering the vinyl. This sounds like it’s going to be an incredible release…can’t wait for it to show up on my doorstep.
Alex / HeadUp says:June 23, 2009 at 1:18 pm
I too am big on this new Bibio, his older recordings just made me want to listen to Benoit, but this newer sound, while definitely more accessible in a Fleet Foxes sort of way, it does a much better job at honing in on what we all love from those original sounds in 60s and 70s folk rock, while still maintaining that humble lo-fi indie appeal…this release is now making me a Bibio fan.
Alex / HeadUp says:June 23, 2009 at 1:41 pm
I should add I’m talking specifically about his more folksier recordings on the new album, the electronic hip hop stuff on here is so-so to me, I have much better tracks filling my speakers on that tip.
Jeff says:June 23, 2009 at 2:33 pm
This Bibio record definitely has some great stuff on it. Love the kind of warm, staticky sound of it.
Tardlovski says:June 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm
alex, i personally disagree. the first half of fire ant – that shit is genius dilla homage and lays waste in 2-3minutes to the hours of output of dilla biters in the last few years in my opinion. not to mention if you’ve ever heard much of his duckular output, he is VERY talented with an MPC.
Sandro says:June 24, 2009 at 12:23 pm
who is the illustrator of this cover?
Andrew J. says:June 25, 2009 at 5:50 pm
Where can I hear these duckular songs? What kind of MPC does he use?