Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Tracklist: Bibio - K Is For Kelson

Nothing to do with the former Future Of The Left bassist, Warp Records artist Bibio is the project of Stephen Wilkinson, whose last proper album Ambivalence Avenue was a surprise top 20 entry in our UK blogger albums of 2009 poll. Taken from follow-up Mind Bokeh, out this week, the track boasts instrumentation including 'Wine and Whisky Bottles filled with water', 'Brandy Glass' and 'Chinese Silk Fan (as kick drum)'. It also features the sort of funk keyboard that went out with the Commodores and a hats off to Peter Frampton talkbox, but if it is retro inspired it's a retro that's not inspiring modern musicians enough. Around it is a rhythmic sunshine pop through the giddy prism of wide open plain airiness but with intruding weirdness reminiscent of Caribou when he was still Manitoba.

Bibio - K is for Kelson (taken from 'Mind Bokeh') by Warp Records

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