BIBIO Phantom Brickworks 2LP Vinyl NEW 2017
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Bibio returns with a new album titled Phantom Brickworks, a nine track collection which demonstrates a more atmospheric side to the Warp wunderkind. The record is an eerie reminder of industries past, a tour of desolate buildings where nature has taken over man-made dereliction.
“I don’t believe in ghosts but I do believe places can be haunted by meaning,” he says. “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.
“Phantom Brickworks is a collection of mostly improvised musical pieces, that for some years now, have provided me with a mental portal into places and times - some real, some imaginary, some a combination of both,” he continues. “Human beings are highly sensitive to the atmospheres of places, which can be enhanced or dramatically altered when you learn the context of their history. Echoes and voices can sometimes be heard, in some way or another. Places sometimes have things to say.”