Boomkat Product Review:
Although initially recorded at home as preliminary demos for Kranky, the good folk at the label saw that there was a special something contained within the guitar, violin, toy piano, field recordings and computer compositions produced by Mat Sweet (aka Boduf Songs) that they feared could be lost in a more formal, re-record set-up. And you know what? I think they were well on the money. With a low-key charm that is only accentuated by the hissing state of the self-titled debut, 'Boduf Songs' is a consummate straddling of the singer-songwriter/home recorder/psychedelic boundaries. Intimate without becoming overbearing, songs like 'Claimant Reclaimed' and 'This One Is Cursed' share a predilection with Elliot Smith, Matt Elliot and even Adem, taking a hushed approach to songwriting which belies a concealed intensity. Sketchy in the most complimentary fashion imaginable, 'Boduf Songs' closes with the string pepped 'Vapour Steals The Glow', proving that you can be quietly epic without a six-figure budget propping you up. The musical equivalent of a friendly whisper. Highly Recommended.