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Phantom Brickworks


Phantom Brickworks

Eighth studio album from English folktronica musician Stephen Wilkinson

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  1. 9.2 |   Gig Soup

    Isn’t immediately impactful nor will it gain a great deal of radio air-time, yet it may be Bibio’s most coherent, creative and accomplished album to date
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Prepare to have your evening commutes, autumnal wanderings and additional explorational opportunities transformed
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  3. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

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  4. 8.2 |   Pitchfork

    Sets aside prior experiments in spliced soul and finger-picking folk-glitch in favor of foggy ambient atmospheres that are both soothing and haunting
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  5. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The overall effect is that of a fully original piece of music, extremely relaxing and imaginative, which effortlessly creates the suggested atmosphere of haunted places for the listener
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Transport you to a gauzy, fantastical netherworld. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    Offers a beautiful new perspective on Bibio's music
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  8. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    God bless the brave souls at Warp for letting Bibio get away with it
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  9. 7.0 |   Clash

    Living up to its title, ‘Phantom Brickworks’ proves a spectral set, a fragile sounding record that confidently conveys the intent of its creator
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  10. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    As much as Phantom Brickworks denotes a restless soul, it also shows unforeseen focus from a scatter-shot and ecstatic mind
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  11. 7.0 |   The Music

    It's hard not to describe Phantom Brickworks as "haunted", as each part evolves slowly revealing hidden depths
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  12. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Discreet music for abandoned spaces. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   Q

    A genuinely unsettling air of spookiness. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Shows the musician's adeptness at thoughtful, patient compositions, but he seems to have forgotten the value of self-editing
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