The Album Leaf

Real Name:
Jimmy LaValle
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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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Albums

The Album Leaf - An Orchestrated Rise To Fall album art The Album Leaf An Orchestrated Rise To Fall (Album) Music Fellowship US 1999 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - One Day I'll Be On Time album art The Album Leaf One Day I'll Be On Time (Album) Tiger Style US 2001 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - A Lifetime Or More album art The Album Leaf / On!Air!Library! The Album Leaf / On!Air!Library! - A Lifetime Or More (Album) Arena Rock, Rykodisc US 2003 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - In A Safe Place album art The Album Leaf In A Safe Place (Album) Sub Pop Germany 2004 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - Into The Blue Again album art The Album Leaf Into The Blue Again (Album) Sub Pop US 2006 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - A Chorus Of Storytellers album art The Album Leaf A Chorus Of Storytellers (Album) Sub Pop US 2010 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - Torey's Distraction (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art The Album Leaf Torey's Distraction (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released) US 2012 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - Perils From The Sea album art Sun Kil Moon & The Album Leaf Sun Kil Moon & The Album Leaf - Perils From The Sea (Album) High Note Records Taiwan 2013 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - Beyond There album art The Album Leaf Beyond There Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released) US 2014
The Album Leaf - Between Waves album art The Album Leaf Between Waves (Album) Relapse Records USA, Canada & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - The Endless - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art The Album Leaf The Endless - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Eastern Glow Recordings US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Album Leaf - In An Off White Room album art The Album Leaf In An Off White Room (EP) Troubleman Unlimited US 2001 Sell This Version
TMU 067 The Album Leaf In An Off White Room(10", EP, TP) Troubleman Unlimited TMU 067 US 2001 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - Collaboration Series No. 1 album art The Album Leaf / Bright Eyes The Album Leaf / Bright Eyes - Collaboration Series No. 1 (Single) Better Looking Records US 2002 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - Seal Beach album art The Album Leaf Seal Beach (EP) Acuarela Discos Spain 2003 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - The Outer Banks album art The Album Leaf The Outer Banks (EP) City Slang Germany 2004 Sell This Version
BLR055-7 The Album Leaf - Collaboration Series No. 2 album art The Album Leaf / Her Space Holiday The Album Leaf / Her Space Holiday - Collaboration Series No. 2(7") Better Looking Records BLR055-7 US 2004 Sell This Version
none The Album Leaf - Red Tour EP album art The Album Leaf Red Tour EP(CD, EP, Enh) Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released) none US 2005 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - Green Tour EP album art The Album Leaf Green Tour EP (EP) Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released) Japan 2007 Sell This Version
SP 878 The Album Leaf - There Is A Wind album art The Album Leaf There Is A Wind(12", EP, Ltd) Sub Pop SP 878 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
PRO 150 The Album Leaf - Falling From The Sun album art The Album Leaf Falling From The Sun(CD, Single, Promo) Sub Pop PRO 150 UK 2010 Sell This Version
The Album Leaf - Forward/Return album art The Album Leaf Forward/Return (EP) Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released) US 2012 Sell This Version
none The Album Leaf - Adrift album art The Album Leaf Adrift(File, AAC, Single, 320) Not On Label (The Album Leaf Self-released) none US 2013

Compilations

PCD-93646/7 The Album Leaf - Forward/Return + Torey's Distraction album art The Album Leaf Forward/Return + Torey's Distraction(2xCD, Album, Comp, Ltd) P-Vine Records PCD-93646/7 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

20246-2, 7243 549354 2 8, 549354 2 The Album Leaf - The Album Sampler album art The Album Leaf The Album Sampler(CD, Smplr) City Slang, Labels, Labels 20246-2, 7243 549354 2 8, 549354 2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version

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Alon

Alon

February 7, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
"The Album Leaf" makes very beautiful idm (similar to xela, zegunder, ulrich schnauss)

it has clicks, classic guiters, flutes, soft voices and stuff like that.

I love this its fills me with love!!

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