Jimmy LaValle's varied experience includes stints with Tristeza, The Locust, GoGoGo Airheart, The Blackheart Procession, and Sigur Ros. "Into The Blue Again" sees LaValle handling the bulk of the vocal and instrumental duties. After tracking, he took the concentric billows of feathered keyboards, filmy strings, and chiseled drums to Iceland for three weeks of mixing to tape to maintain Brian Eno-informed translucence. Having shared so much time and space with others on the road, LaValle proves, with this personally charged release, that The Album Leaf resonates most profoundly when he goes it alone.
...its gentle beats and ambient textures are gorgeous enough to stand on their own. - (Austin L. Ray) -- Chord
A more intense and realized record.. with lusher strings and vocal harmonies..taking sonic peregrinations that suggest he's hit the mere beginning of a damn impressive creative side. - (Steven Leckart) -- Filter
On his fourth album, (LaValle) gently eases you into his mostly instrumental world, where shimmering keyboards float around sweeping strings and understated beats. - (Jason Gross) -- Spin