Bibio celebrates the coming of Spring on coy new funky jammer 'Old Graffiti'.
The Warp artist's new album 'Ribbons' lands on April 12th, and it's said to feature the guitar as the primary instrument.
As ever, it's far from a straight forward concept, with Bibio layering sounds and adding effects to distort the final results.
Take 'Old Graffiti'. In the hands of another artist it's coy, funky impulse could be lost, but here they feel infectious, while also remaining quite strange.
An imaginative take on frisky French pop from the 60s and Brazilian culture - think old Batucada and Capoeira recordings - it positively beams with sunshine.
“Like many of my tracks, the influences are mixed and come from quite unrelated sources, but I think that’s true of a lot of modern music, on the surface it might seem like it’s referencing a specific era, but it’s actually referencing several, and doing so from a more distant perspective, a perspective that might not have been as wide several decades ago.”
“Rather than relying on sampling old records to get ‘that sound', I like to get to the bare bones and create the parts from scratch, there’s more freedom in doing that, also the challenge of getting the instruments to take on the appropriate timbre and quality is satisfying to get right. I use a mixture of new and vintage gear and instruments to achieve this and processes that I’ve developed myself since my bedroom studio days.”
Tune in now.
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