Mindblowing Warp debut for Bibio, destined to sit in the canon as one of the loveliest records in the catalogue. A hushed crackle ushers in Ambivalence... the lo-fi noise soon gives way to chiming guitars and the hazy hue of a lost 70s folk record. Gorgeous. Then the swift drop as Bibio stays in the 70s but with 'Jealous of Roses' lifts it up to the funk, where wah-wah guitar dust sounds like a blue-eyed Sly Stone.
From here he runs through these irresistible flavours but also finds space to explore cut-n-paste-post Dilla beat science ('Fire Ant', 'S'Vive) euphoric, sun kissed highlife ('Lovers Carvings') and thick-n-hazy B.O.C broken psychedelia. A dizzying album, one of the best Bleep has heard in '09.