Bibio returns this Autumn with a new album titled ‘Phantom Brickworks’. Preview new track ‘Phantom Brickworks III’ below.
“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 about the context of their history. Echoes and voices can sometimes be heard, in some way or another. Places sometimes have things to say.”
Bibio – ‘Phantom Brickworks’ out 3 November
The nine-track collection is available on limited edition double vinyl, with inner and outer sleeves printed using a hand-inked letterpress, the entire print process being attended by Bibio himself. The album will also be available in the usual more widely available formats, including a standard edition of the double vinyl.
Preorder ‘Phantom Brickworks’, and stream ‘Phantom Brickworks III’, below.