Boomkat Product Review:
**Only available in UK & Ireland, Australia and some areas of Europe - Please check out the other versions if your country isn't available** Now here's value for money: at the asking price of a mere 99p, Leaf are offering nine tracks from their current artist roster. Brand new tracks from Vladislav Delay, Efterklang, Essie Jain, Icy Demons and Murcof are bundled together, with only a couple of tracks having surfaced previously. A Hawk And A Hacksaw's contribution to the compilation is one such track: 'Kertész', gives a flavour of their recent Délivrance LP, sounding eccentric and brilliant sandwiched in between Nancy Elizabeth's mournful 'Tow The Line' and Efterklang's magnificently vast 'Frida Found A Friend', performed in collaboration with the Danish National Orchestra. At the more electronic end of the Leaf catalogue, Murcof supplies a ten-minute dark ambient electroacoustic outing, intertwining loose, straggly string and woodwind instruments in a creepy digital web, while Vladislav Delay's 'Melankolia' incorporates fractured exchanges between upright bass and piano into an almost free-time configuration of abstract beats, all produced to Sasu Ripatti's customarily exquisite standards. A great cross-section of the Leaf catalogue with a rock-bottom price tag, picking up one of these should be a no-brainer.