Bibio Returns with 'Phantom Brickworks'
Published Sep 20, 2017After delivering A Mineral Love last year, UK producer Bibio (a.k.a Stephen Wilkinson) has lifted the curtain on a follow-up LP.
Titled Phantom Brickworks, the album is set to arrive November 3 through Warp. The nine-track release is said to be "a collection of mostly improvised musical pieces" that have provided Wilkinson "with a mental portal into places and times — some real, some imaginary, some a combination of both."
"I don't believe in ghosts but I do believe places can be haunted by meaning," Wilkinson explained in statement. "Places change, not always for the better and not always by natural, benevolent or politically sound means. A place can be charged with atmosphere because of what it has been through or what it has been."
He continued: "Human beings are highly sensitive to the atmospheres of places, which can be enhanced or dramatically altered when you learn about the context of their history. Echoes and voices can sometimes be heard, in some way or another. Places sometimes have things to say."
Phantom Brickworks will arrive on limited-edition double vinyl, with inner and outer sleeves printed using a hand inked letterpress by Bibio himself. You can order the physical edition here.
Read through the tracklisting below to hear a preview of "Phantom Brickworks III."
2. Phantom Brickworks
4. Phantom Brickworks II
5. Capel Celyn
6. Phantom Brickworks III
7. Ivy Charcoal
8. Branch Line
9. Capel Bethania