Review: The Album Leaf / On!Air!Library!

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The Album Leaf / On!Air!Library!
“Lifetime or More”
(The Arena Rock Recording Co.)

This split EP offers three songs each from The Album Leaf and On!Air!Library!. Each band is understated, moody and ethereal. The Album Leaf comes to us as the side project of Jimmy LaValle (Tristeza). The Album Leaf offers music that is big on structure. The foundation rhythms are from electronic music with the simple, repeated melodies sophisticated and heading toward classical music sounds. On!Air!Library! is more ragged and organic. Layered voices of identical twin sisters Alley and Claudia Deheza with Phillip Wann offer a point of focus in this diffuse, dream-like music.