|Album Rating: B-|
The Green is pretty homogeneous by Bibio's standards: reworking two of the more psychedelic tracks from last year's Silver Wilkinson and bundling them in with similar songs from the archives. Bibio remains silent for the majority to focus on a warm, fuzzy blend of heavily modified guitar sounds, allowing them to weave together like letters on the album cover. At points he seems at risk of letting the album sink to darker depths with the slow, foreboding drawl of “Carbon Wulf” but The Green is characteristically light hearted. This is a peaceful, relaxing record through and through.
Sadly, it isn't quite as attention grabbing as previous work would lead us to expect. It lacks the pure charisma of Ambivalence Avenue and energetic highlights of Silver Wilkinson. Taken as a compilation of pre-existing tunes however, it's a solid addition to his discography and just about enough to bridge the gap to his next release.
1. Dye The Water Green
3. Down to the Sound
4. Carbon Wulf
5. A Thousand Syllables
6. The Spinney View of Hinkley Point