A tout à l’heure
A perfect slice of sunshine in the form of the lead track from Bibio’s forthcoming album, complete with an exclusive B-side ‘Bequeath’.
"His music has often tried to simultaneously remain nostalgic & forward thinking, much like that of his Warp idols Boards of Canada. The ratios were skewed towards either end on his sublime 2009 LP 'Ambivalence Avenue' & 2011's glossier 'Mind Bokeh'. Here, there's an even keel: you get the lovely acoustic arpeggios, chock-a-block percussion & Stephen Wilkinson's calm, drowsy vocals that defined 'Ambivalence' while subtly integrating 'Bokeh''s extroverted production. After years of being defined by BoC comparisons, 'A tout à l'heure' is proof that Bibio's sound is sui generis & he's capable of inspiring a few proteges of his own.
- A tout à l'heure