Tied Up With Bibio’s Latest
Welcome to the new music review where we connect you with some of the best new music from around the world. Read on, click through to our Spotify playlist and enjoy it all on 2SER!
“Drop the needle, crank it to 11, and drive as fast as you can”. That’s how Jared Tankel from The Budos Band suggest we enjoy the group’s latest album ‘V’. Though we don’t condone reckless driving at 2SER, it’s the raw and unhinged energy on the new record that we believe Tankel is referring to, and one that’s felt plentifully. Originally hailing from Staten Island, New York, the instrumental band have long dealt in a fantastic mix of Afro-soul crossed metal fusion. Thundering guitars, chugging rhythms that never let up, and gritty horn stabs that keep the whole thing in a state of tension and urgency.
And Rozi Plain‘s newest, self-produced release ‘What a Boost’ is a cut above when it comes to building atmosphere. A sweet and searching album with a starry, inquisitive twinkle that’s subtle at the start but utterly enveloping and rich in the end, showing Plain’s great confidence and finesse in layering each element with the greatest of care.
And there’s also Stephen Wilkinson who releases his 10th album ‘Ribbons’ under the long loved Bibio moniker. Acoustically oriented sounds that frequently look to 60s/70s British folk, Bibio brings mandolin, fiddles, and flutes to the fore. Cut in between though, is his ever present experimental sensibility, that’s firm in captivating grooves, and stretching the definitions of beat oriented production.
And new singles from Billie Marten, Atom, Evan Lock, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and Eleni Mandell.