Hiber begins bounding through a cumulus cloud in slow motion before transitioning into a 10 minute free fall that takes you from this nebulous region slowly downward towards Earth and gives you a better idea of where the cassette is headed. The Northern Lights illuminate the crashing waves below as the descent continues throughout the tape's first half. The flip side stays true to the given course but it's oceanic now and cavernous and still sinking. It gets deeper and darker but still retains sentiments of it's original sweetness. It's melancholic but also sanguine. You can really feel the pull of the last track's guttural loop which sounds like it could have been taken from Collin Stetson's beast of a horn. And then just like that, it all slips off into the darkness leaving you behind in the abyss, sleepy but refreshed.
This is Auburn Lull's first release in 6 years and they've chosen to work with Geographic North who's design aesthetic is unrivaled. This handsome blueberry cassette is encased in a pink j-card with a modern text layout and floral pattern backing. Stunning. Limited edition of 100 cassettes available directly from Geographic North with the option to download as well.