Boomkat Product Review:
Cheap-as-chips, massive Leaf retrospective featuring tracks from Caribou, Sutekh, Hanne Hukkelberg, Barbara Morgenstern, Boom Bip, Murcof, Four Tet, Psapp, Susumu Yokota and a happy-slappy cast of thousands (well 34 at least...). Having been in the fray for a full decade now, Leaf have sometimes been accused of essentially peddling a form of electronic porridge; comforting certainly, but somewhat lacking in innovation or bite. What a load of bollocks. Starting out with pathos drenched electronica from Boymerang on 'The Don' and finishing over two hours later with the herky-jerky rock splutter of Volcano!, Leaf more than prove their credentials. Far more generous than something this cheap should ever be, other highlights include the infuriatingly catchy 'A Grain of Sand' from The Sons of Silence, the classic thrum of Murcof's 'MIR' and the brooding jazz crackle of Triosk. How could you refuse?