This is my first Bibio purchase, having been impressed with the snippets of tracks I sampled before committing to buy. There is so much variety and color to this collection that it feels like a soundtrack to a really cool hipster film. The Apple and the Tooth is part EP/part remix CD. The EP part consists of 4 new songs from Bibio, although this only encompasses a small fraction of playing time, as most are under 3 minutes. The breezy vibe of these acoustic-meets-electronic compositions graces the front end of the CD with an effortless flow. Bibio's vocals are pleasant enough, and some of his melodies are quite addictive on the ears.
The remaining tracks consists of remixes of material from Bibio's Warp Records debut Ambivalence Avenue. Most hit the mark. Although I enjoy Clark's work his remix of "S'Vive" sounds a bit too familiar from him (and it sounds like he plagiarized his own "Gonk Roughage"). Wax Stag adds a think layer of lush keyboards to the sickly-sweet, chipmunk-pop of "Sugarette". "Lover's Carvings" has a nice Madlib-style vibe to it, courtesy of Letherette. All the other remixes are very good in their own way. Ironically the best remix track in this collection is from Bibio himself, who transforms his own "Palm of Your Wave" into a sweetly sad album closer, a seasonal contrast to the sunny demeanor of the opening tracks.