Boomkat Product Review:
You know we like to keep our ears to the ground, so when we got word from our Berlin-based operatives that this album from the unfeasibly intriguing Gustav was starting to spread uncontrollably through to every cool record shop and listener across the country (literally, the place is absolutely buzzing with talk about this album, she had two shows in berlin on consecutive nights last week alone attended by pretty much every cool record label and promoter you could imagine, now starting to get airplay on the country’s most influential radio stations) - we decided to check it out for ourselves. Gustav is the debut release from Eva Jantschitsch, a sort of alpine-electronic hybrid that sounds like a crackling log-cabin variation to Bjork’s icy charms. She writes songs on her laptop, plays along on her trusted accordion and sings with the sort of inimitable fragility you cannot muster up any resistance to. With an origin in Austria, her songs are sung in various languages, sometimes English, sometimes French, sometimes German – but the appeal is completely universal. This is an intimate, ambitious, hugely personal album that will no doubt start spreading like wildfire over to these shores before too long, a magnificent debut that you should snap up immediately, just in time for the first spring blossoms. Gorgeous music.