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  • Summary: The follow-up to his June release "Ambivalence Avenue" features eight remixes and four new songs.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Lone, Clark, Eskmo, Keaver & Brause, and Wax Stag all have their way with Bibio's tracks and all add an even headier atmosphere to the already complex tracks.
  2. Starting right where Ambivalence Avenue left off, Wilkinson’s strides on his inspired high with The Apple and the Tooth are again, an exceptional thing to witness.
  3. Bibio's Warp debut, Ambivalence Avenue, is one of the stealth albums of 2009, its pastoral psychedelia reminiscent of Super Furry Animals idly punting with Boards of Canada. [Jan 10, p. 118]
  4. He caps off what may prove to be the best year of his life with The Apple and the Tooth, a well-deserved victory lap and a celebration of his new identity.
  5. Even if The Apple and the Tooth is more a summation of where Bibio was in 2009 than another bold step forward, it's still a very enjoyable look back on his artistic growth that year.
  6. The compelling yet skimpy new material feels mostly like an occasion for the remixes, some of which are actually quite worthwhile.
  7. Despite the added value of the remixes and the quality of the original tracks, The Apple and the Tooth remains a complementary piece - albeit one that's a compliment to Bibio's craft, too.