“How Past Begins” (above) introduced 22 year-old bedroom singer/songwriter Angelo De Augustine as a humble understated songwriter; just gentle solitary guitar plucks and warm, whispered – barely comprehensible – vocals. New song “Old Hope”(below) continues in same vein; a short but lovely little gem that reminds me a lot of Matt Kivel’s intimate melancholy on last year’s great Double Exposure. And despite being bedroom recorded, the quality is fine – adding a gentle fragility to the atmosphere. It’s an impressive start; two cozy and somber songs from an artist already compared to genre greats.
Angelo De Augustine’s debut album comes out November 18th and is titled Spirals of Silence.