Album Leaf, The

Jimmy LaValle

Also known as Album Leaf
Members of Album Leaf, The: Brad Lee (3), Dave Lebleu, Matt Resovich
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.thealbumleaf.com/, http://www.myspace.com/thealbumleaf, http://www.facebook.com/TheAlbumLeaf, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Album_Leaf

Discography of Album Leaf, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 One Day I'll Be On Time 12 Audio 2001-05-22 Tiger Style
2 In An Off White Room 4 Audio 2001 Troubleman Unlimited
3 An Orchestrated Rise To Fall 10 Audio 1999 Music Fellowship
4 Seal Beach 5 Audio 2003-10-20 Acuarela Discos
5 In A Safe Place 11 Audio 2004-06-22 Sub Pop
6 In A Safe Place 11 Audio 2004-07-26
7 In An Off White Room 4 Audio 2001 Troubleman Unlimited
8 A Lifetime Or More 8 Audio 2003-08-18
9 In A Safe Place 10 Audio 2004-06-22 Sub Pop
10 Red Tour EP 6 Audio 2005-00-00 Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released)
11 Seal Beach EP 10 Audio 2005-04-00 Better Looking Records
12 Collaboration Series No. 1 2 Audio 2002 Better Looking Records
13 Into The Blue Again 10 Audio 2006-09-12 Sub Pop
14 One Day I'll Be On Time 12 Audio 2001 Tiger Style
15 Into The Blue Again 10 Audio 2006-09-12 Sub Pop
16 The Album Sampler 4 Audio 2004
17 Into The Blue Again 10 Audio 2006 City Slang
18 In A Safe Place 10 Audio 2004-04-00
19 A Chorus Of Storytellers 11 Audio 2010-02-02 Sub Pop
20 A Chorus Of Storytellers 11 Audio 2010-02-02 Sub Pop
21 There Is A Wind 4 Audio 2010-04-17 Sub Pop
22 Falling From The Sun 3 Audio 2010 Sub Pop
23 Into The Blue Again 10 Audio 2006-09-12 Sub Pop
24 Green Tour EP 7 Audio 2007 Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released)
25 Forward/Return 7 Audio 2012-09-18 Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released)
26 Torey's Distraction (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 13 Audio 2012-08-28 Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released)
27 Into The Blue Again 10 Audio 2006 Sub Pop
28 Adrift 3 Audio 2013-07-03 Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released)
29 Torey's Distraction (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 13 Audio 2012-08-28 Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released)
30 Perils From The Sea 11 Audio 2013 High Note Records
31 Forward/Return 7 Audio 2014-10-00 Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released)
32 Forward/Return 7 Audio 2014-10-00 Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released)


When Jimmy LaValle isn't contributing to Tristeza, San Diego's artful torrent of noise, he is composing more introspective works as The Album Leaf. A veteran of such esteemed San Diego hardcore outfits as Swing Kids, The Locust, and Gogogo Airheart, LaValle shows his calm, quiet side with these mostly instrumental songs built from soothing, shimmering layers of synthesizer, guitar, strings, and percussion that fall over each other like waterfalls tumbling into murky, rippling pools. Sometimes the songs sound like they're moving backwards and forwards at the same time. This is music to fuel beautiful melancholy, the kind of songs you turn to when you want to wallow in your feelings. These pieces are less momentous in scale than Tristeza's, but equally dynamic; here, LaValle explores similar melodies and emotions, expanding small jazzy motifs into grander statements.


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