Bibio Ambivalence Avenue on 2LP + Download
Warp is pleased to reissue two of Bibio's most celebrated albums, Fi and Ambivalence Avenue. Both albums signify turning points in the career of this consistently growing artist. Producer Stephen Wilkinson is a self-taught musician from an area in central England often referred to as the Black Country. His love for sound and noise led him to the University of London and the study of Sonic Arts where he discovered experimental electronic acts such as Aphex Twin, Autechre, and most importantly Boards Of Canada.
His own musical identity was christened Bibio, in honor of a fly his father had insisted on using during the fishing trips to Wales that were so influential in establishing his love of the sounds of nature. Focusing on location recording using cassettes, a half-broken sampler, dictaphones, and experimental ways of affecting sounds, Bibio has crafted a unequalled style that is as subtle as it is powerful.
Ambivalence Avenue marked Bibio's Warp debut in 2009 and it remains one of the loveliest records in his and the label's catalog. The 12-track set finds room for everything from lo-fi noise to chiming guitars to '70s folk to funk and all the way to the euphoric, sun kissed album standout "Lovers Carvings." Long out of print on vinyl and much sought after Ambivalence Avenue is a must have for music lovers everywhere!