Boomkat Product Review:
The return of one of our absolute favourite labels – Tomlab. Peel listeners will know all about this music already, as he’s been hammering it for weeks now. Austrian Angelika, as well as running her own fine label, is clearly a talented and original artist in her own right. Spanning a gorgeous if wilful range of styles, from the delicious, rainy day acoustic sadness of ‘where you are’, to the wistful, but glorious ‘ilya’, Angelika has a wonderful voice, occupying a shy, crowd fearing, shimmering private space in these recordings. Well worth playing to singersongwriter bores as an example of what is possible within the genre. Occasional but always involving, I could really go on all day about this, but I won’t – 24 tracks to delight in any mood. Underestimate this label at your peril.