Various Artists

Winter Blanket

Greedbag Bandcamp

A beautiful reminder of things past from our friend Ben Eshmade.

25 years of Lo Recordings are not easy to condense.

I think we can all agree he has done a lovely job.


I think we can all agree it’s been a difficult year. Music has continued to be a solace moving from an important soul-enriching consumable to a vital daily vitamin to help us conquer the difficult or impossible terrain. Anyhow I digress.

As 2020 neared its end I was kindly given the key to the Lo music archive. Walking down its long dusty digital corridors I started to pull out and examine those tracks which connected with me. I used this as an excuse to pick out perhaps some of the lesser-known moments or choose older music which deserved to be re-examined and admired afresh – old music made new.

I have a real soft spot for the soulful, the spiritual, the dark and the transformative and also for the twinkle of bells ushering us from one year to another.

It was about 15 years ago I walked into the Lo offices in a pre-gentrified Shoreditch. That began a journey of collaboration that began with That Fuzzy Feeling album (some tracks of which are included here) and continues with this digital delight. Turn down the heating, grab a hot chocolate and let the Winter Blanket wrap around you….

Ben (Arctic Circle)