"Dye The Water Green" tumbles down from a long lost folk-rock tradition, its ghostlike qualities gradually unfolding in the mix. That effect is enhanced on "Wulf," which feels like a third generation cassette recording of an acoustic motif recorded in a cave. "Mirroring All," with its big, silvery, old school sequencers, restores some lucidity before we get to the album's single and centrepiece, "A Toute A L'Heure," a bucolic jaunt that makes for the perfect spring soundtrack.
After its first half, the album takes on a more modernistic hue with "You," a track whose funky, sampled riff recalls early Daft Punk. On "Look At Orion!", the listener's head is craned towards the stars, as fazed, giddy rhythms and cosmic banks of synth gather above, with the track achieving a sort of levitation midway through. With "You Won't Remember," we're brought back down to earth, and to more familiar Bibio territory.
Bibio is a deceptively unassuming proposition—you wonder how much he can extract from his signature approach, but once again he confounds us. His music appears to be the stuff of mid-morning TV interludes and inconsequential memories, yet it ends up plumbing great depths.