vapour steals the glow
Southampton England's Mat Sweet is whispering dark phrases into my ear. Not the altered beast, Matthew Sweet, but one of Kranky's new signings also known as Boduf Songs. Previously self-released on Blue Baby, we are lucky to have a domestic package soon to be on our doorsteps. And trust that while the path might look the same, we are not going to Scarborough Fair.
Sweet isn't trying to be weird, and by not merely sliding into the glut of "freak folk" has created a concise and wonderful photograph. An authentic air of british countryside via acoustic guitar, hushed electronics, field recordings and other simple embellishments. All the while not running from its own lo-fi-ness and embracing it in much the same ways that made Devendra's first album such a breath of fresh air for us all. More sound clips here.
Boduf Songs - Vapour Steals the Glow