Notable Album Release: The Album Leaf - A Chorus Of Storytellers

The Album Leaf is set to release a new album, A Chorus Of Storytellers, February 2, 2010 on Subpop. Wait, let me repeat that. THE Album Leaf have a new album coming out! *Screams of Joy (J capitalized for effect)* Usually I’d say Jimmy LaValle is so talented and all that jazz, but this time The Album Leaf did something special. For every Album Leaf album (I’ll start saying record…), LaValle wanders off into the heart of winter and records the album alone. While the winter part remained the same, this time LaValle was joined by an entire backing band. I’m already enamored with the lush orchestration he’s been able to create himself, so I can only imagine what he was able to do with a full band.

If “Falling From The Sun”, the preview track off A Chorus Of Storytellers, is any indication, I’d say we’re in for a treat; the song is a coherent and deftly mixed beauty, with chills-inducing harmonies. We’re still getting that atmospheric, ethereal Album Leaf sound, but I think you’ll be able to notice the subtle differences. We already know what LaValle can do alone, and don’t get me wrong, I love it- the frailty of his music is oftentimes what makes it. But I’m ready to accept a bigger sound. Hopefully you are too.

The Album Leaf – “Falling From The Sun” [MP3]

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