Joan Bibiloni | El Sur (2024 Repress)

Joan Bibiloni

el sur (2024 repress)


The Boogie

El Cumpleaños Se Jaimito



El Salto Del Martin

Val, I Vuw Ya

Una Vida Llarga I Tranquila II


Sa Fosca

La Española

2024 Repress - ambient fusion and sun-drenched Mediterranean beach boogie. Wonderful collection from MFM.

Primarily a guitarist, Bibiloni was creating music at an early age, releasing his first single at the tender age of 15. In his twenties he formed Spanish progrock outfits Zebra and Euterpe where he would meet Pepe Milan, the two of them becoming the bluesy folk duo 'Milan & Bibiloni'. Bibiloni himself would later go on to play with a number of luminary musicians such as Larry Coryell, Daevid Allen and John Cage to name but a few.

In 1982 Bibiloni set up his own label Blau in order to highlight the muchoverlooked work of musicians not only on his home island of Mallorca but across the Balearic Islands.

Whilst Bibiloni's first solo releases on his Blau imprint have stronger echoes of contemporary Jazz fusion of the time, it is on the album known as 'Una Vida Llarga I Tranquila' where Bibiloni really began to experiment with new soundsand technologies; fusing tape loops, drum computers and synthesizers.

Taking these more electronic infused works as a departure point for the compilation and drawing on material from across his following five albums.