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Bibio is the folk-meets-electronica project of self-taught producer/multi-instrumentalist Stephen Wilkinson, from England's Black Country (aka the West Midlands). As a student of sonic arts at London's Middlesex University, Wilkinson was first inspired by '90s electronic acts such as Aphex Twin, Autechre, and especially Boards of Canada, but became equally intrigued by mid-20th century British folk. He combined these sounds in his own music, along with found sounds and field recordings, for a unique mix of organic and synthetic atmospheres. Boards of Canada's Marcus Eoin handed Wilkinson's demos to Mush Records, which released Bibio's debut album, Fi, in 2004, and its more song-based follow-up, Hand Cranked, two years later. Wilkinson also released the limited-edition Sheila Sets Sail/Tribio on the Artist's Valley imprint, part of a collective Wilkinson has with producers Andy Harber and Richard Roberts. The Ovals and Emeralds EP, which featured organ instead of Bibio's usual acoustic guitars, arrived in 2008; Vignetting the Compost followed in 2009. That summer, Bibio moved to Warp for the eclectic Ambivalence Avenue, followed several months later by the release of a remix-heavy album, The Apple and the Tooth. For 2011's Mind Bokeh -- named after the term for the blurry area in a photograph -- Wilkinson moved further away from folktronica and deeper into the meticulously sampled electro/hip-hop direction he began on Ambivalence Avenue. For Bibio's sixth album, 2013's Silver Wilkinson, he balanced the pastoral leanings of his earlier work with a more experimental electronic bent. The Green EP, which featured Silver Wilkinson's "Dye the Water Green" along with several older, previously unreleased tracks, arrived in early 2014. That year, Bibio's original score for the Jason Reitman film Men, Women & Children was also released. On 2016's Mineral Love, Wilkinson dug deeper into his flair for nostalgia, taking inspiration from sources as diverse as TV show themes from the '70s and '80s and '90s dance music. Though the album's sounds seemed sampled, Mineral Love consisted of entirely new recordings by Wilkinson and collaborators including Gotye and Wax Stag. ~ Heather Phares
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  2.   A Tout a L'heure
  3.   Beyond My Eyes
  4.   Feeling
  5.   Lovers' Carvings
  6.   Anything New
  7.   Haikuesque (When She Laughs)
  8.   Artists' Valley
  9.   Buried Matchbox
  10.   Cry! Baby!
  11.   Petrichor
  12.   Light Sleep
  13.   Abrasion
  14.   Why So Serious?
  15.   A Thousand Syllables
  16.   With the Thought of Us
  17.   All the Flowers by Erol Alkan
  18.   Turn It All Down
  19.   A Mineral Love
  20.   Fire Ant
  21.   K Is For Kelson
  22.   Stress Me Out
  23.   Down to the Sound
  24.   The Spinney View of Hinkley Point
  25.   Cherry Blossom Road
  26.   Fix This Thang
  27.   Heath Town
  28.   Autumn Struck
  29.   The Palm of Your Wave
  30.   Cantaloup Carousel
  31.   Puddled in the Morning
  32.   Night Falls
  33.   I'm Rewinding It…
  34.   Cherry Go Round
  35.   DYFI
  36.   Jealous of Roses
  37.   Bewley in White
  38.   Make Up
  39.   Raxeira
  40.   Petals
  41.   Dinghy
  42.   The First Daffodils
  43.   Take Off Your Shirt
  44.   Excuses
  45.   Rotten Rudd
  46.   Sugarette
  47.   S'vive
  48.   Dwrcan
  49.   Above the Rooftops
  50.   Black Country Blue
  51.   Poplar Avenue
  52.   Bewley in Grey
  53.   Wet Flakey Bark
  54.   Pretentious
  55.   The Apple and the Tooth
  56.   Cluster at CWM Einion
  57.   Puffer
  58.   Light Up the Sky
  59.   It Was Willow
  60.   The Way You Talk
  61.   Overgrown
  62.   Ambivalence Avenue
  63.   Aberriw
  64.   Woodington
  65.   Feminine Eye
  66.   Mind Bokeh
  67.   Zoopraxiphone
  68.   Carbon Wulf
  69.   Preen Your Own Wings
  70.   Don't Summarise My Summer Eyes
  71.   C'est la Vie
  72.   Looking Through the Facets of a Plastic Jewel
  73.   Dye the Water Green
  74.   More Excuses
  75.   At the Chase
  76.   Gasoline & Mirrors
  77.   Bewley in Red
  78.   Marram
  79.   The Cranking House
  80.   Quantock
  81.   Ffwrnais
  82.   Saint Thomas
  83.   Teleidophonic Torch
  84.   This Ain't 'bout The Feelings
  85.   Town & Country
  86.   Maroon Lagoon
  87.   Lakeside
  88.   Snowbow
  89.   London Planes
  90.   Wren Tails
  91.   Bones & Skull
  92.   Wake Up!
  93.   Steal the Lamp
  94.   Saint Christopher