This year, your spouse has convinced you to spend the holidays with her side of the family. Â “Of course!” you exclaim. Â “After 5 months of dating, it’s about time I met them.” Â She smiles and hands you a plane ticket. Â “Antarctica? Â Sweet Lord,Â are you serious?”
Two weeks later, you’re hobbling out of the crash site with a deep gash in your right leg. Â The wheels, having frozenÂ shut inside the aircraft, provided little assistance on the way down and, needless to say, the landing was a bit rough. Â The plane, now split in two, fortunately kept both of you alive. Â Even more fortunate, your girlfriend’s family is only about a half mile away. Â YourÂ open wound is a bit of a problem in this weather, so making haste is the best (and only) option.
Mr. and Mrs. Klyrfindlicx are waiting outside their domed igloo with a fresh cup of ice cold slush, smiling ear to frozen ear. Â Once inside, you’re able to relax a bit. Â It’s only aboutÂ -50Â°C in there. Â After a hearty meal of penguin steaks, you gather around the ice sculpture of a tree and begin the gift exchange. Â Mr. Klyrfindlicx saunters over to his turntable and puts on a perfectly circular sheet of ice onto the slipmat.
It’s The Humble Bee’s recent full-length She Possessed the Secret For Listening to The Stars. Â The music numbs you to the core. Â You begin to shakily open your gift, praying it’s a pair of mittens or a matchbook. Â Nope, it’s ice. Â Merry Christmas, yall.
The Humble Bee & Players’ new ambient album Snowflake isÂ sold out on Boomkat and most distros, but Anost’s store appears to have some remaining copies. Â Previews of the songs can be heard after the ‘buy’ link.
LP+CD : Ltd. to 280 copies, White vinyl in wrap-around artwork and PVC jacket. CD contains Bonus Material.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive