Phantom Brickworks II
Phantom Brickworks III
Bibio follows his dance-inspired Beyond Serious EP with an ambient full-length album that resembles his 2004 debut, Fi. Unlike his many other releases, which pull ‘70s funk, ‘80s R&B, and ‘90s hip-hop into one set, Phantom Brickworks is overtly downtempo, using scant piano chords and faint, drifting synths to establish a meditative mood. Its longest composition, “Phantom Brickworks II,” feels foggy and distant, best served in your headphones at moderate volume. This is music for the weary soul, a respite from the hustle of everyday existence.