Bibio - Mind Bokeh

A spectral funk odyssey
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We just can’t seem to get enough of these chameleons; these shape-shifting, pitch-bending shaman; these creatures who find comfort in the contorted over the conventional. Five albums in, Bibio needs little by way of introduction, just a wonderfully subtle reaffirmation of his kaleidoscopic talent.

Often accused of being too calculating in his constructs, ‘Mind Bokeh’ emerges as a spectral funk odyssey. With ‘Excuses’ an isolated moment of mechanical form and function, the heavily vocoded vocals and deliciously decadent synth of ‘Anything New’, and the warm and wistful tones of ‘St. Christopher’ confirm Bibio’s unexpectedly summery disposition.

8/10

Words by REEF YOUNIS


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