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For the first interpretation of quiet details, it gives us so much joy to share this beautiful album from one of our favourite artists of all time, the humble bee. 

For anyone who knows his wonderful and vast back catalogue, it's clear he embodies the idea of quiet details in a way that fits perfectly with our aesthetic. 

As he’s been a part of the label since the very beginning, it’s so fitting this is the first release. 

Starting with subtle and detailed field recordings and frayed piano tape loops, it evolves over the course of the album, a true masterclass in delicate use of time, space and dynamics. 

Melodic richness meets fragmented loops and atmospherics in the most gorgeous way, as only the humble bee can. 

Truly an album that rewards careful listening, full of quiet details. 

Mastered by Ian Hawgood, also a part of this from day one - another huge inspiration, our most trusted set of ears who’s brought out the very best in the music. 

Everything about this album encompasses what we’re about and we’re so happy to share it with you. 

As with every release, it's accompanied by artwork handmade in-house, with the music and each artist's intuition as a guide to the palette and structure. 

Made through a combination of paper-making, natural dyes, mixed media and analogue photography – we hope each piece conveys the feeling and space of each album, directly from the artists. 

All the proceeds from this release and certain future releases will be donated to Tonic Music for Mental Health - an amazing charity supporting musicians - 'founded upon the belief that participation in music and the arts can aid you in your recovery from mental illness'. Find out more here 

There is also a book available to complement the album, available via Craig’s umbrella publishing. Containing pictures of places many of the recordings on the album were taken, with lovely words from Craig’s collaborator Chrystal Cherniwchan - it’s wonderful way to complete the release. 


After purchase please get in touch if you want a discount code for 20% off the book - please note it is very limited and so please get in fast if you want one as once sold-out there will be no more available.

qd01 the humble bee ‘lichen cloak on a white stone’

  • product info

    6-panel soft-touch matte digipack on recycled heavy card stock

    Translucent quiet details wrap

    Includes fine art print of the album artwork and Bandcamp download code of the individual tracks

    The CD has a special long-form edition of the album

    We love extended pieces and feel this is a wonderful way to experience the album as the artist intended

    One per customer

    After purchase, if you'd like a download of this version, please get in touch

  • returns and refund policy

    If you are unhappy with a product, you can return it for refund within 14 days after delivery. The buyer is responsible for return postage costs.
    If there is damage to the item, please contact us and we'll do our best to remedy the situation.

  • shipping info

    All items will be shipped out within two weeks of purchase unless otherwise stated. EU orders will be shipped from within the EU to help ease current issues.
    Please ensure your address details are in full and up-to-date and contact us with any questions.

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