Editors’ Notes Stephen Wilkinson’s last project under the name Bibio, the ambient Phantom Brickworks, was a triumph of glitchy, distorted atmospheres that leaned confidently into darkness. Here, on the more delicate Ribbons, the British artist seeks out the light. Romantic, finger-picking instrumentals bookend the expansive album, full of wistful, far-off lullabies and acoustic explorations like “Curls” and “Patchouli May,” which have a meandering, pastoral quality that seems to embrace open spaces. But the tight, moody, low-lit funk of “Before” and “Old Graffiti” show how much fun Wilkinson can have within the confines of more structured songs.

SONG
Beret Girl
1
1:56
 
The Art of Living
2
3:16
 
Before
3
3:11
 
Curls
4
3:17
 
Ode to a Nuthatch
5
2:03
 
Watch the Flies
6
3:59
 
It’s Your Bones
7
4:43
 
You Couldn’t Even Hear the Birds Singing
8
1:23
 
Pretty Ribbons and Lovely Flowers
9
4:17
 
Erdaydidder-Erdiddar
10
4:55
 
Frankincense and Coal
11
1:50
 
Old Graffiti
12
3:28
 
Patchouli May
13
4:04
 
Valley Wulf
14
3:20
 
Quarters
15
3:20
 
Under a Lone Ash
16
2:54
 

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