Sleep on the Wing

Bibio - Sleep on the Wing
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Based on 6 reviews
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Based on 100 ratings
2020 Ratings: #539
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AndreVital
84
This cover art is sooo fucking beautiful!
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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
pressrg
75
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
applechannel
73
Nice instrumentals
72
Fav Tracks: Lightspout Hollow
miojoindie
78
Stephen Wilkinson's great differential, Bibio, in relation to other English production names, has always been the artist's ability to strike a balance between electronic experimentalism and the use of acoustic environments. An example of this is in some of the main works of the British singer, songwriter and producer, such as the cult double, composed by Ambivalence Avenue (2009) and Vignetting The Compost (2009), or even still recent works, such as A Mineral Love (2016) and the most accessible ... read more
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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