At last, a follow up to Snailhouse’s spring 2011 album, Sentimental Gentleman.A Sentimental Companion features three new songs and two renderings of the hits from the previous record, ‘Apple’ and ‘Sentimental Gentleman’. These “demos and sketches” are stark in their beauty—simple, warm, and vulnerable recordings. It is easy to imagine why Snailhouse would be remiss to not have these versions out there alongside the studio recordings. These gentle lullabies float through the higher ethers of your mind and linger interminably. Fans of Fred Squire will find everything they are looking for in this edition. Start with ‘Timeshare’ and ‘Apple’, they are so soothing that I suspect them to be homeopathic cold remedies unto themselves.