Jimmy LaValle has made music in the past with some interesting bands (Tristeza and Black Heart Procession chief among them), but the best thing that ever happened to him — and listeners, too — was when members of cosmic art-rockers Sigur Rós discovered one of the discs he'd recorded under his nom-de-bedroom-pop the Album Leaf, and invited him to their Iceland studio to collaborate and record. There, he injected space and a pacific pace into his mainly instrumental, piano/guitar/drum-programmed compositions, dropped in some strings and otherworldly voices,... More >>>