The Album Leaf – Window

Jimmy Lavalle is the man behind the Album Leaf although he has a full live band to call upon. Many were first drawn to them through their collaboration with Sigur Ros on the third album ‘In A Safe Place’ which was recorded in the mercurial foursome’s own Icelandic studios (a converted swimming pool no less). The results were faintly disappointing yet there were moments of genuine beauty like the opener ‘Window’. Simplistic, sparse yet so wholesome of personality this is a piece of music for contemplation. While that may sound like an opportunity to soundtrack another wrought scene from the OC (often taken up) there is so much more to the composition that boasts a faint classical edge (TAL was named after a piece by Chopin) but owes much to modern day mechanics. The Album Leaf’s new album ‘Into The Blue Again’ is released in September through Sub Pop and was crafted in both Iceland and Seattle. KD

The Album Leaf – Window

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Album: [UK] In a Safe Place [US] In a Safe Place
Year: 2004

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  1. August 16, 2006

    I was wondering about this one and when it would show up. I love all of the earlier Album Leaf (LaValle) music and look forward to the new one!

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