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The Album Leaf: In a Safe Place
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The Album Leaf is just one of many projects featuring San Diego’s Jimmy LaValle (others include Tristeza, Black Heart Procession, The Locust and GoGoGo Airheart). LaValle traveled to Iceland to record his latest Album Leaf full-length with help from members of Icelandic bands Sigur Ros, Mum and Amina, along with bandmate Pall Jenkins of Black Heart Procession. The end result is a cohesive set of bleakly beautiful, electro-tinged ambient-pop combining evocative minimalist soundscapes with some lovely melodies. 6/15/2004 - Don Yates