Bibio - Sleep On The Wing EP

Bibio - Sleep On The Wing EP

$18.00
Subscription Save
Format

Description

Sleep On The Wing is a new ten track EP from Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson), arriving around a year since  last album 'Ribbons', which follows his usual modus operandi of following up an album with an EP that explores similar sonic territory, with influences ranging from traditional folk, peaceful atmospheric soundscapes and field recordings from the natural world. Stephen demonstrates the breadth of his musicality, embracing a wide range of self-played instruments including the strings which gave 'Ribbons' much of its flavour. Sleep On The Wing EP is a largely instrumental collection that exhibits deep atmospheric melodies as observations on rural escapism, reflection and melancholia. Recorded in Bibio’s home studio in the UK Midlands countryside, the writing process starts in a similar place to most of his previous works, growing from a guitar riff into a richly textured soundscape one instrument at a time.

The sleeve artwork by notable illustrator Chris Wormell was developed by Bibio and Chris and lino-printed by Chris. Speaking about how the artwork happened, he explains: “It was an idea that came into my mind when thinking about the title. The bird - a swift - is a bird that apparently can sleep during flight and spends more of its life in flight than any other bird. It really is a creature of the air, the skies are its habitat. I wanted to have artwork that sees the world from the swift’s perspective. It was important to me that the landscape looked typically British, because the British rural landscape has been a never ending source of wonder for me, and the feeling that I try to induce in some of my music very much comes from this desire to really be at the heart of its unique qualities.”


Artist: Bibio
Label: Warp
Catalogue: WARPLP310
Barcode: 0801061031015
Format: CD & LP
Release Date: 12th June 2020
                               

Shipping Info

Free Shipping

We offer free delivery on orders of £85 and over, sent within mainland UK. To qualify for free delivery, your order will be sent as one dispatch.

Read More.

Click & Collect

On all orders, we offer a Click & Collect option for you to come and collect your order in Totnes. You will be offered shipping and click & collect options during the checkout process.

Contact Drift

Royal Mail Tracked®

✔️ End-to-end tracking
✔️ SMS or email notifications
✔️ 48 hour delivery aim
✔️ Compensation cover up to £100
✔️ Change your delivery options before delivery is attempted

Read More

Playlist

Drift Recommends


Alongside a weekly playlist of new and old tracks (tune in via the news section), all of the Drift staff also contribute to a weekly 'Drift Recommends' playlist.

Updated every Friday, it's full of new tracks that we love, absolute bangers that have popped back into our heads and all sorts of other weird avenues. It is supposed to sound a little bit like that feeling of walking through the door at Drift.

You can subscribe to it via our Spotify public profile.

Basket

No more products available for purchase

Your basket is empty