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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. In 2017, Wilkinson issued Beyond Serious, a summery EP that was inspired by mid- to late-'90s French house music. ~ Heather Phares
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  2.   A Tout a L'heure
  3.   Feeling
  4.   Beyond My Eyes
  5.   Lovers' Carvings
  6.   Artists' Valley
  7.   Haikuesque (When She Laughs)
  8.   Anything New
  9.   All the Flowers by Erol Alkan
  10.   Turn It All Down
  11.   Buried Matchbox
  12.   Fire Ant
  13.   At the Chase
  14.   Autumn Struck
  15.   Maroon Lagoon
  16.   Wren Tails
  17.   With the Thought of Us
  18.   The Way You Talk
  19.   Raxeira
  20.   Town & Country
  21.   The First Daffodils
  22.   Pretentious
  23.   Ambivalence Avenue
  24.   C'est la Vie
  25.   Petals
  26.   PHANTOM BRICKWORKS III
  27.   Saint Thomas
  28.   Overgrown
  29.   The Spinney View of Hinkley Point
  30.   Bones & Skull
  31.   Bewley in Grey
  32.   Heath Town
  33.   Bewley in Red
  34.   Steal the Lamp
  35.   Preen Your Own Wings
  36.   A Thousand Syllables
  37.   Dye the Water Green
  38.   Stress Me Out
  39.   Dinghy
  40.   Looking Through the Facets of a Plastic Jewel
  41.   Rotten Rudd
  42.   Excuses
  43.   Saint Christopher
  44.   Light Up the Sky
  45.   Black Country Blue
  46.   Cluster at CWM Einion
  47.   Carbon Wulf
  48.   Take Off Your Shirt
  49.   Light Sleep
  50.   The Palm of Your Wave
  51.   Sugarette
  52.   S'vive
  53.   Jealous of Roses
  54.   Dwrcan
  55.   Cry! Baby!
  56.   Snowbow
  57.   Above the Rooftops
  58.   Ffwrnais
  59.   Zoopraxiphone
  60.   Marram
  61.   Quantock
  62.   Cherry Go Round
  63.   Teleidophonic Torch
  64.   Abrasion
  65.   London Planes
  66.   Puffer
  67.   Gasoline & Mirrors
  68.   Aberriw
  69.   It Was Willow
  70.   Poplar Avenue
  71.   Lakeside
  72.   Cantaloup Carousel
  73.   K Is For Kelson
  74.   Wake Up!
  75.   Down to the Sound
  76.   I'm Rewinding It…
  77.   Don't Summarise My Summer Eyes
  78.   DYFI
  79.   The Apple and the Tooth