January 6, 2016

Joan Bibiloni - Born, 1989

Really difficult to pick one record from Mallorcan guitarist Joan Bibiloni, as his body of work is unusually diverse, ranging from boogie-funk to jazz to ambient. For a more inclusive collection, pick up the excellent Music From Memory's excellent compilation, El SurBorn is an experiment in combining classical guitar with subtler synth textures. Though Bibiloni is first and foremost a guitarist, Born hits its peak when synth shares center stage on stunner "Sa Fosca," which sounds like an outtake from Wally Badarou's Echoes. Elsewhere, find Indian drum textures and saxophone ("Born"), sunny jazz-flecked meandering ("Una Vida Llarga I Tranquil·la") and moody, nimble-fingered bravado ("El Sur," "Water Drops"). Heavy rotation on this one. Enjoy!


  1. Absolutely loving this one from what I've heard so far! Thanks.

  2. Hi Jen & Brian, congratulations for this fantastic one stop shop of musical gems. Since you seem to love Bibiloni's work a much as I do, I thought you might appreciate this playlist of Spanish likeminded musicians: https://playmoss.com/en/david-mas/playlist/iberian-jams