For all the Heardrums collectors, the label's eleventh release features its best packaging yet. You know the music will be dope, but the packing is striking with a printed transparent sleeve strategically paired with blue 7" vinyl. Label head Dreas backs up the visuals with two gems. First up, "Sub-Rosa": It's more polished than we're used to (eg. crackly loops) as he drops a mutated, slow-burn boogie funk track. B-side "Fortune Teller" reminds me a lot of Express Rising with its emotive breaks (he even sneaks in some vocal snippets). 300 copies only, recommended.
- music label: Heardrums 2014