With Days of Heaven, Steven Lambke creates a soundtrack for the small sustainable corner, which feeds the stomach and the soul. This is music for the allotment, subtle and dreamy, filled with the romance of the ordinary, of wrapping cedars in burlap, of mounding mulch around roses and slipping your hand in another’s as you warm in the last silent rays of the day. I would venture with this album Lambke, aka Baby Eagle and guitarist for the Constantines, could claim the crown as this generation’s Leonard Cohen. (Tamara Lindeman, aka The Weather Station and regularly compared to Joni Mitchell, guests on the record so there’s that too). However Lambke’s version of Cohen’s Chelsea Hotel unmade bed is one in a garden, untilled, unseeded. Like the Bard of the Boudoir he sings of birds and bees but actual birds and bees. Lets put it this way if you put Lambke and Cohen in front of a Georgia O’Keefe, Steve would see the bloom and Leonard would notice the blush. Days of Heaven is a beautiful slow affair based on the sound of touch.