"Á tout á l’heure" by Bibio // Silver Wilkinson (Out 5/14/13 via Warp)
Bibio is one of those artists that are well respected, but at the same time feel underrated. When Stephen Wilkinson releases new material, it always seems to be well received, but by the end of the year it’s notably absent on many best of lists. Personally, I find that a little strange considering the sheer listenability of his last several discs, and the fact that he’s so consistently excellent. Today comes the news that Warp is going to once again be releasing a new album from Bibio, this time called “Silver Wilkinson”. The first track from the album is "Á tout á l’heure", and once again steps a tad further in establishing Bibio as an artist to watch. The track flows with a summery vibe that will benefit the album greatly when it’s released this May - but for now, the dreamy textures found within the swirling synth lines and layered percussion are what really stand out, creating some of those gorgeously hypnotic electro pop beauties that Bibio is so wonderful at building. Highest recommendation for fans of Washed Out, Neon Indian, and Boards of Canada. This song is going to be on repeat for a while.