Sleep on the Wing

Bibio - Sleep on the Wing
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Based on 6 reviews
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Based on 81 ratings
2020 Ratings: #432
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June 12, 2020 / Release Date
EP / Format
Warp / Label
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This cover art is sooo fucking beautiful!
Bibio has always had a place in my heart.

Although, I don't think i've ever fully committed myself to an album of his. I'll admit that the Bibio's biggest hits, "lover's carvings", "Petals" and "Curls" are songs which will never get old for me. Honestly, I can listen to them every day of the year, I'd still fall in love with the warm and tender instrumentation and vocals all over again each time. The title track and ... read more
Unlike "Ribbons", which felt much more grounded in songwriting and composition, "Sleep on the Wing" offers a more direct return to the blissful pastoral loops of Bibio's earliest records, like "Hand Cranked"—albeit with a little more polish and shine. Where "Ribbons" was largely guided by flamenco-style fingerpicking and a guitar performance style closely rooted to English folk, "Sleep on the Wing" more heavily features violin as its ... read more
Not bad, but a bit boring
Wow this album really does take its name literally cause I almost fell asleep just listening to this snore fest! The instrumentals on this LP are ok and I think that because they just have absolutely nothing special, unique, or interesting about them. And to be honest, there’s not much to really say about this album cause there is really not much to it, it’s just boring.
Bibio's "Sleep on the Wing" is a nice listen, it felt a little dragged at times and I would've appreciated some more singing tracks. I don't why it's an EP when it is 10 tracks long. The project was a blend of beauty and intimate comfort.
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Track List

  1. Sleep On the Wing
  2. A Couple Swim
  3. Lightspout Hollow
  4. Oakmoss
  5. Miss Blennerhassett
  6. The Milky Way Over Ratlinghope
  7. Awpockes
  8. Crocus
  9. Otter Shadows
  10. Watching Thus, The Heron Is All Pool
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Added on: May 5, 2020