Hobo Cubes – ‘Slow Summer Soul’ C30
Hobo Cubes is Montreal’s Francesco De Gallo. On Slow Summer Soul, he digs away at the concept of summer listlessness. Approaching the solstice time stretches its legs, and then gives way to increasingly shorter summer days. There’s a point in the evening, as the sun is setting, where its colour intensifies and imparts a recognition that nothing lasts forever, not even summer. That’s where this music lives. Exquisitely assembled, the cover features printed transparency overlays on shiny gold cardstock. To hold this in your hand is to hold a fragment of a true pimp’s soul. Pro-duplicated edition of 50.
Reedbeds – ‘Heirloom Rust Garden’ C40
Reedbeds is Sacramento’s Carter Mullin. Ornate guitar loops transport us to a botanical garden for a nature walk at dawn. Appropriately titled, Heirloom Rust Garden takes long deep breaths. These waves of sound gently construct spiritual origami. Inner wellness ensues. Lovingly designed, the cover features printed transparency overlays on textured silver cardstock. It must be held to be appreciated. Pro-duplicated edition of 50.