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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.   Feeling
  4.   Beyond My Eyes
  5.   Lovers' Carvings
  6.   Anything New
  7.   Haikuesque (When She Laughs)
  8.   Artists' Valley
  9.   Make Up
  10.   Poplar Avenue
  11.   Jealous of Roses
  12.   Black Country Blue
  13.   Excuses
  14.   Woodington
  15.   Cherry Blossom Road
  16.   Fix This Thang
  17.   Wren Tails
  18.   Dwrcan
  19.   Ambivalence Avenue
  20.   Above the Rooftops
  21.   Zoopraxiphone
  22.   Lakeside
  23.   Cantaloup Carousel
  24.   Teleidophonic Torch
  25.   Turn It All Down
  26.   Carbon Wulf
  27.   Puddled in the Morning
  28.   Pretentious
  29.   Down to the Sound
  30.   The First Daffodils
  31.   Dinghy
  32.   Puffer
  33.   Stress Me Out
  34.   Why So Serious?
  35.   Petals
  36.   Take Off Your Shirt
  37.   K Is For Kelson
  38.   The Palm of Your Wave
  39.   Sugarette
  40.   S'vive
  41.   Fire Ant
  42.   All the Flowers by Erol Alkan
  43.   Bewley in Red
  44.   Wet Flakey Bark
  45.   Cluster at CWM Einion
  46.   I'm Rewinding It…
  47.   More Excuses
  48.   Aberriw
  49.   DYFI
  50.   Saint Thomas
  51.   Bewley in White
  52.   Rotten Rudd
  53.   Cry! Baby!
  54.   At the Chase
  55.   Don't Summarise My Summer Eyes
  56.   Cherry Go Round
  57.   Light Sleep
  58.   Wake Up!
  59.   Overgrown
  60.   Feminine Eye
  61.   With the Thought of Us
  62.   Heath Town
  63.   This Ain't 'Bout the Feelings
  64.   Looking Through the Facets of a Plastic Jewel
  65.   Autumn Struck
  66.   A Mineral Love
  67.   Maroon Lagoon
  68.   Gasoline & Mirrors
  69.   Town & Country
  70.   Snowbow
  71.   Abrasion
  72.   Steal the Lamp
  73.   Petrichor
  74.   Preen Your Own Wings
  75.   Dye the Water Green
  76.   Night Falls
  77.   Buried Matchbox
  78.   Quantock
  79.   Ffwrnais
  80.   The Apple and the Tooth
  81.   Raxeira
  82.   The Cranking House
  83.   Light Up the Sky
  84.   A Thousand Syllables
  85.   C'est la Vie
  86.   London Planes
  87.   Bewley in Grey
  88.   The Spinney View of Hinkley Point
  89.   Bones & Skull
  90.   Saint Christopher
  91.   The Way You Talk
  92.   Mind Bokeh
  93.   Marram
  94.   It Was Willow