Twilight Music: The Album Leaf, “Lamplight” (2003)


I had a discussion with a reader this weekend who said he enjoyed the Twilight Music series. (Aww, that was sweet!) He requested a little Album Leaf, and I am more than happy to oblige such a request. I’ve loved the work of Jimmy LaValle for many years now, ever since first meeting him when he was a member of Tristeza—another band worth covering here at some future point, for what it’s worth. So I decided to explore some lesser known—but certainly not lesser—recordings this week, taken from less well-known or available records.

First up is “Limelight,” taken from an excellent split album entitled A Lifetime or More, which shared space wit On!Air!Library!, who would soon reformat after a tour with Secret Machines.  A friendship with the late, great Benjamin Curtis would find him leaving his band and joining them, the sound mutating into School of Seven Bells…but I digress. This track is gentle, easy on the ears post-rock that’s awash with prog-rock synths and gentle percussive tones. A lazy, lackadaisical song perfect for ending your day.

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