Sleep on the Wing
A Couple Swim
The Milky Way over Ratlinghope
Watching Thus, the Heron Is All Pool
Over the last 15 years, British musician Stephen Wilkinson's Bibio project has encompassed hazy hip-hop beats, synths, and swaths of ambient fog. His 11th studio album—and eighth for the legendary electronic label Warp—dives headlong into the guitars of British folk music, with loops of fancy fretwork and fuzzy electronic programming occasionally accompanied by Wilkinson's honeyed vocals. Along with its predecessor Ribbons from 2019, Sleep on the Wing finds Wilkinson returning to the pastoral textures of his early work in the late 2000s, as he unfurls hypnotizing melodies—subtly burrowing themselves into your brain and leaving a lasting impression despite their brevity.