Jabu - Boiling Wells (Demos '19 - '22) LP (Six of Swords, 2023)
"Demos/sketches/interludes from the hinterland between records. Drum machines and single take vocal sketches tied together with downtime synth experiments and recordings of local disappearing areas. True as it is, Jabu's strap-line is a somewhat understated take on what also proved to be a transformative experience for them. The follow-up record to their 2020 sophomore LP Sweet Company (and the ensuing Versions), Boiling Wells weaves a smudged, group-mind spell.
Originally released without fanfare as a digital-only release, it now receives the proper release attention it deserves, issued in a neatly packaged vinyl edition of 300 copies. Dreamlike, woozy, raw and in dub, the album documents a blossoming process, and encapsulates a fragment in time -- holed up in the country, soaking up the atmosphere in collective isolation, creatively embracing the limitations of a small recording set-up, and finding a new way to work as a band.
Boiling Wells (Demos '19-'22) is released by UK newcomer Six of Swords in a limited vinyl edition of 300 copies, pressed on black vinyl housed in full-color 270gsm matt varnish sleeve and black paper inner, with full download coupon."