Originally released via Mush Records, Fi was recorded between 1999 and 2003 with little more than “a cheap plastic microphone, a budget sampler and a cassette deck” and a text-based program called “Super Collider” as Bibio reveals in the first of two long quotes on the press release. Yet the album gave direction to the producer, who says it conjures up memories of “those happy days of discovery, where I had very little in the way of equipment or music production knowledge, but somehow managed to find a sound I could call my own.”
Ambivalence Avenue was Bibio’s first LP for Warp, a particularly special milestone for the artist given his obsession with the label. “Its positive reception encouraged me to not be afraid to surprise people and explore different styles,” says Bibio.
Both reissues will be available from November 27th, and in the meantime you can watch a homemade video to the opening track to Fi, ‘Cherry Blossom Road’.