Tomb, the third full length album from Thousand Oak, CA’s Angelo de Augustine, addresses lost love, the cost of honesty and the ramifications of regret. It’s a deeply inward album but, like the best albums about heartbreak, Tomb transforms pain into beauty. “This album is at its core a prayer for hope and clarity, and a prayer for love,” says De Augustine.
The record is a significant shift from his earlier home recordings, such as previous album Swim Inside The Moon. It was recorded at NYC’s Reservoir Studios with his friend and renowned musician Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), whose credits include work on albums for Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard and Rhye.
Tomb is a musical breakthrough for De Augustine,
with Bartlett’s artful production spotlighting his
increasingly impressive songwriting.
The simple strength of songs like ‘Time’, ‘You
Needed Love, I Needed You’ and ‘Kaitlin’ will
remind listeners that De Augustine is among the
best of the rising crop of young, emotionally
compelling singer songwriters.
2. All To the Wind
3. You Needed Love, I
4. Needed You
5. I Could Be Wrong
9. Somewhere Far Away
11. A Good Man’s Light
12. Bird Has Flown
13. All Your Life
Released: January 18th 2018
Cat: AKR138 / Asthmatic Kitty