Boomkat Product Review:
Leaf are on fine form at the moment with this superb follow up to Susumu Yokota’s lovely ‘Grinning Cat’ LP. Over the course of seven tracks Gorodisch weave their way through a host of stlyes with shimmering ease. The opening ‘Setting Sail’ is a calming sub-ambient piece that sets the tone perfectly. ‘Moth to the flame’ follows this with a guitar led, lite latin groover punctuated by double bass and a gorgeous lone violin. The meandering piano intro of ‘Bof’ leads into a folky acoustic breeze that is, unfortunately, criminally short. Next up is ‘A time to listen’, it’s double bass rhythm blends into Latin drums and a brief Rhodes flourish before the groove takes over, taking you into subliminal territory. The sharp Jazz of ‘The strangest feeling’ lets the Rhodes loose imbuing the track with a warm, shining glow. The jangly ‘Blues for Pablo Money’ shocks out all of a sudden, waking you from an enchanting trance, while the brief guitar excursion of ‘Homeward’ closes a fine mini album that sees Leaf slowly edging ahead of the game.