In A Safe Place masterfully negotiates the spaces between minimal electronica and neo-instrument rock. released August 19, 2015. THE ALBUM LEAF has been making its mark as a soft-spoken innovator steadily and surely since 1999. It's clear mastermind Jimmy LaValle is unafraid of thinking outside the box, both as an individual artist & within the lager scope of modern music. Now, a newly solidified lineup are poised to deliver another sonic triumph with 2016's 'Between Waves'.
The Album Leaf, Jimmy Lavalle’s (ex- Tristeza, The Locust; current- The Black Heart Procession) solo project, is an atmospheric journey of drum and bass beats, piano work, swirling orchestras, and now (drum roll please): vocals. After declining an invitation several times, Lavalle finally accepted the offer from Icelandic counterparts Sigur Ros to join them in their studio to compose and record his new album. In A Safe Place is an ambitious record that shows a more tender and pop oriented side to Lavalle. The additions of vocals, which don’t appear on previous Album Leaf releases, bolster Lavalle’s credibility as a top-notch composer.
The Album Leaf is an American solo musical project founded in San Diego, California in 1998 by Jimmy LaValle. His performances often feature projected visual art. The Album Leaf officially began in 1998 as the solo project of Jimmy LaValle, guitarist for San Diego, California-based post-rock instrumental band Tristeza.
Summary: Classically-trained guitarist Jimmy LaValle, who has played on albums by Tristeza and Black Heart Procession in addition to his own Album Leaf project, traveled from San Diego, CA to Iceland to record this third Album Leaf disc as a guest of Sigur Ros.
The Album Leaf begins their songs with "silence" but never reach "violence. All of their songs are consonant, and never reach the harrowing heights of GY!BE or even Soli i Sombra. They all feel like they never step above the particular indie stylings of bands like American Football and Appleseed Cast. Now, though, in terms of being wonderful, at moments The Album Leaf are super enjoyable, but as an album In a Safe Place has some unfortunate flaws. It is way too homogenous, which is likely due to the lack of distinct peaks and valleys. Individually the songs plod on a lot, and as a whole the album too gets mushy as the song divisions blur together.
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Performer:The Album Leaf Genre: Electronic / Rock Title: In A Safe Place Released: 2015 Style: IDM, Post Rock MP3 version ZIP size: 1866 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1432 mb Rating: 4.5 Votes: 818 Other Formats: MP1 AUD AA MIDI FLAC MOD ASF
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