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Bibio - Lovers’ Carvings (from Ambivalence Avenue)

Bibio is Stephen James Wilkinson from Wolverhampton, England. Wilkinson studied ‘Sonic Arts’ between 1999 - 2002 at Middlesex University in North London, it was during this time in London he came up with the name Bibio. The name was taken from a small black and red fishing fly which was favoured by his father on their fishing trips to Wales during Stephen’s childhood, the name therefore has nostalgic meaning which is often a theme in his music. His recording career as Bibio started with Mush records in 2004. His Mush releases consist of 3 albums and 1 EP. In 2009 he signed to Warp records. Bibio’s music combines electronic and acoustic/traditional instruments, his main instrument being guitar. Bibio’s signature ‘grainy’ sound is partly due to the use of analogue tape and vintage recording equipment, which is more exaggerated in his earlier Mush releases. Wilkinson himself labeled his debut on Mush as “Saturated Folk”. Bibio’s recent output, particularly on Warp, has been more diverse, with an increasing use of his own vocals, drums/beats and electronics. His Mush debut ‘Fi’ was described by Marcus Eoin of Boards of Canada as: “The antidote to the modern laptopia of pristine electronic music…”.

Boards of Canada - XYZ (from Peel Session TX 21/07/1998)

Peel Session TX 21/07/1998 is an EP by Boards of Canada of their 21 July 1998 Peel Session broadcast on BBC Radio 1. It was released on 11 January 1999 as 12” or CD by Warp Records as catalogue numbers WAP114 and WAP114CD. The radio broadcast contained an additional track, “XYZ”, which was originally included on the EP, but soon removed due to sample licensing issues, meaning that copies of the CD with “XYZ” on it are very rare.

Plaid - Rakimou (From Not For Threes)

Plaid is a London-based British electronic music duo comprising Andy Turner and Ed Handley. British music rag NME once dubbed Black Dog “the most revered techno outfit since Kraftwerk.” After Ed Handley and Andy Turner disbanded Black Dog in 1995, they began recording under the name Plaid. Plaid have had a celebrated past with electronica. This release, Not for Threes, is a consistently re-firmation that Plaid have been consistently making superb albums for sometime now, that are an amalgamation of trip-hop, electro-techno, IDM, Experimental and ambient electronic, that remain tightly woven across the tracks on their albums and retain a cerebral yet hypnotic sound. 

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Plaid - Rakimou (From Not For Threes)

Plaid is a London-based British electronic music duo comprising Andy Turner and Ed Handley. British music rag NME once dubbed Black Dog “the most revered techno outfit since Kraftwerk.” After Ed Handley and Andy Turner disbanded Black Dog in 1995, they began recording under the name Plaid. Plaid have had a celebrated past with electronica. This release, Not for Threes, is a consistently re-firmation that Plaid have been consistently making superb albums for sometime now, that are an amalgamation of trip-hop, electro-techno, IDM, Experimental and ambient electronic, that remain tightly woven across the tracks on their albums and retain a cerebral yet hypnotic sound. 

Autechre - EP7

EP7 is the title of an EP by the electronic music group Autechre, and was released by Warp Records. It is classified as an EP by the band despite being long enough to qualify as an album. The record was released in two parts on vinyl, named EP7.1 and EP7.2. The name of this EP prompted Warp Records to give the name LP5 to the previously released untitled album by the band. The fractal on the cover was designed with a circuit board designer. The minisite created by Warp also featured a fractal generator that would create new artwork similar to that featured throughout the liner notes.