Ephemerality is defined as the state of something that lasts for only a short period of time. It is commonly used to describe the passing of the seasons and the bloom and decay of nature.
Swirlingly, the spectral yet earthy atmosphere of Bibio’s “The Ephemeral Bluebell” follows the impression of its song’s title, drawing the listener deep into an endless forest daydream which takes place in the stars. Consisting of looped guitar, synth, and ambiance Bibio creates a world all his own within the song’s five minute run-time that although is limited, seems to exist endlessly, even its decay not detracting from its merit, similarly to the flowers and trees.
The relaxing quality of the song opens the listener to their own mind and lets them dive into the depth of their own emotional head-space blanketed by sonic cushion which lets time feel paused even in awareness of its passing. A song to watch the seasons turn and go with ambient euphoria wrapped away all behind one’s eyes. “The Ephemeral Bluebell” forces the listener to recall a time much simpler and emotions much more saturated. The song exists as a direct expression of the ability of music to grip, latch on to, and expose the burning soul of any human being who opens their ears and hearts to it, all without speaking a word
As the song builds until it almost pulses before releasing. Somehow as the soundscape increases it only becomes more soothing rather than crowded. In “The Ephemeral Bluebell” Bibio, a primarily electronic and folk artist, succeeds in creating an astral sonic environment which captures the essence of why we find inherent beauty in the limited and mortal, and how in that place of embracing transiency, time seems to stand still. Take a listen and let the wanderlust aspirations of the downtrodden, starry eyed, unlimited dreams forgotten in your finite being be free and drift away, unafraid of how they will eventually return to your form.
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About the Curator - Sean Arison
Sean is a musician, writer, and artist currently studying psychology near Los Angeles, California. He really enjoys nice smelling fauna and homely ambient lighting. After exclusively listening to the Beatles, Beethoven, and Pink Floyd until the age of fourteen, he now possesses a wide music taste and loves discovering and sharing the beautiful art that he comes across. Sean loves how music is able to indefinably connect to the individual on such a unique and personal level. Sean is currently working on releasing his first full-length album in the near future. To know more, connect with Sean on Instagram!
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