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Bibio - Phantom Brickworks
Bibio hitches his cart to the Hauntology bandwagon

Bibio Warp Records

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#1 fumi

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 08:40 AM

 
“I don’t believe in ghosts but I do believe places can be haunted by meaning. 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. 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.”
 


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:41 AM

Unusually long for a Bibio record. Intrigued.

 

Anyway that track is deece but I wanna hear more before committing to this



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

wow



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 08:06 PM

Very interesting. Bibio always hooks me in, but I rarely return to his albums. VTC is IMO his best, followed by Silver Wilkinson.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:10 AM

Full previews up on Bleep now.



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:27 AM

You've surely got to give it to him, Bibio's releases aren't always predictable. I can't think of too many artists with his diversity. Looking forward to this, couldn't be more different from A Mineral Love by the sounds of things. Would've liked to have got the special edition vinyl version but I was skint at the time.



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:34 PM

Listening now. It's okay. He's never going to beat those first three albums. Ironically, I find 'Fi' to be a much more haunting album than this new one.



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:25 PM

Whoa! This is out now? Awesome! Must-buy for me, the bibs never disappoints. 



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 02:37 PM

Already listened to this twice from start to finish. Stunning.

 

On a down note, does anyone else's vinyl (especially side c) suffer from horrendous surface noise?



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 04:55 PM

Just bought this today, really liking it.  But I'm a sucker for Basinski...



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:20 PM

Yeah, subtitle of the OP is uncalled-for, imo. If this is “hauntology” then all beatless atmospheric music is. Only listened twice so far but the first thing that came to mind is vletrmx by ae…



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:19 AM

Pretty Basisnki'ish, I like it.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:12 PM

Liked it, really beautiful. Althought I prefeer when he makes shorter tracks.


Edited by Wyern, 05 November 2017 - 01:13 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:31 PM

Yeah, subtitle of the OP is uncalled-for, imo. If this is “hauntology” then all beatless atmospheric music is. Only listened twice so far but the first thing that came to mind is vletrmx by ae…

 

 

Yeah, I kind of regret writing that now. There were no samples at the time only the music description. I just assumed from the PR stuff, he was heading down that route. Clearly, he wasn't.



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:21 PM

Listened to it the whole way through tonight and liked it a lot in a way i didn't expect to from Bibio. It's plinky plonky ambient, reminiscent of the best hecker, reminded me a lot of ravedeath 1972, just one of those records where you lie in a dark room and not bother where you dropped the remote



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:50 PM

 

Yeah, subtitle of the OP is uncalled-for, imo. If this is “hauntology” then all beatless atmospheric music is. Only listened twice so far but the first thing that came to mind is vletrmx by ae…

 

 

Yeah, I kind of regret writing that now. There were no samples at the time only the music description. I just assumed from the PR stuff, he was heading down that route. Clearly, he wasn't.

 

 

No worries, still quality watmming by you here

 

I have only had this on in the background a few times so far, but I think I like it. I really like “clusters of juxtaposed piano notes” “ambient” tracks as a genre. And the other ones have some of that tasty bib plate verb



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:52 AM

never been a hug Bibio fan myself but I am definitely digging this a lot.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 02:08 AM

I really love this album.  It has a strangely addictive quality, in that I can just put it on repeat or start from any track when I want to be in the headspace it creates.

 

It may sound trite, but more than any other bibio album, this captures the feeling of walking in a forest.  It doesnt jump out at you on first listen, rather certain motifs and beautiful moments become more vivid the more you pay attention, or once you remember from repeated listens.



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:08 AM

how the hell does this only have 17 replies and the gas thread around 300 !? anyway its the perfect winter music with the most beautiful and haunting video of the year.



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:47 AM

Lush for sure.  One of my favorite shots is this forward pan, feels like floating

 

Attached File  Untitled-1.jpg   209.77KB   8 downloads

 

 

He's also started posting photos again here, in glorious high resolution  :ok:  https://www.flickr.c...s/33701035@N00/


Edited by Marked x 0ne, 20 December 2017 - 11:48 AM.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 12:17 PM

this is def my fav bibio album

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 08:41 AM

how the hell does this only have 17 replies and the gas thread around 300 !? anyway its the perfect winter music with the most beautiful and haunting video of the year.

 

That's filmed at an old quarry in Snowdonia. Went there in the summer, amazing scenes.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:30 AM

how the hell does this only have 17 replies and the gas thread around 300 !? anyway its the perfect winter music with the most beautiful and haunting video of the year.

Everything about this is stunning! I was transfixed the entire duration!



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:42 AM

Is anybody else, who bought this on CD, having trouble getting the disc out of its sleeve?

Seems like the inner sleeve is glued (?) to the outer sleeve, and not just the first copy I was sent, but also the replacement copy I received from the seller today.

 

How do I get inside this sleeve??



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:53 AM

Have you considered taking it to dinner first?







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