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The Green EP is an extension of Bibio's last full-length, last spring's Silver Wilkinson. On this follow-up, the music producer's re-released last year's standout track (and his personal favourite), Dye The Water Green, accompanied by older tracks that fit the electro-cum-acoustic atmospheric soundscapes he's known for.
The record is less about telling a story (often the case for instrumental tracks) than about capturing moments - lazy pastoral scenes, vintage vignettes of summer days. On Down To The Sound, a circuitous guitar line meets with the soft pattering of a rainstorm, while Dinghy combines a seemingly simple melody with a warm cassette hiss. Although the latter track is eight years old, it sounds like it could be a recent outtake. Bibio isn't reinventing the wheel here (or rather, the acoustic guitar), but when you've already hit the sweet spot, you don't have to.
Top track: Dinghy