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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter was produced by Thomas Bartlett.
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  1. Uncut
    Jan 10, 2019
    80
    Overall there's a warmth lacking on last year's lo-fi Swim Inside The Moon. ... Elsewhere, echoes of Bon Iver and label boss Sufjan Stevens suffuse "All Your Life," his rejection of suicide, while "Time's" whistled melody confirms his latent optimism. [Feb 2019, p.26]
  2. Jan 11, 2019
    80
    What we end up with here is Angelo De Augustine’s most brazen step forward to date. Tomb sees him not buried, but bursting forth with flourishing atmospheres.
  3. Jan 14, 2019
    80
    An unexpectedly celebratory affair.
  4. Jan 14, 2019
    75
    Tomb benefits from having a slightly cleaner sound and the results are remarkable. Tapping into the potential his past albums only hinted at, It's polished just enough that the songs boast a greater clarity but without losing any of the homespun intimacy of his previous recordings.
  5. Jan 23, 2019
    73
    Despite the album’s dark, damp, sepulchral title, light manifests numerous times on Tomb. In the dizzying chime of his careful fingerpicking and high-pitched howls, De Augustine captures love’s bright blaze.
  6. Jan 10, 2019
    73
    By adding cleaner production, synth and string flourishes alongside poppier and catchier refrains, De Augustine largely hits the mark on Tomb. With a few curveballs thrown throughout, the warm and comforting lull of Swim Inside the Moon is long gone, replaced by a fascinating record that updates his prior work without losing any of its intimacy.
  7. Mojo
    Jan 10, 2019
    60
    More blood on the tracks might have upped the ante, but as it stands Tomb is still a gorgeous wallow, with producer Doveman's minimalist touches left to indicate cracks in the facade. [Feb 2019, p.84]

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