The Album Leaf: Storyboard (JMJL Rework)

Distinguished electronic post rock act, The Album Leaf, commemorate their breakthrough album, One Day I’ll Be On Time, on its twentieth anniversary with a complete rework titled One Day XX which is coming out on September 17th, 2021.

The Album Leaf's Jimmy LaValle enlisted longtime collaborator James McAlister and members of his live band to help re-imagine the album's arrangement, and the outcome is striking and affecting, presenting the celebrated album from a completely different point of view.

Storyboard (JMJL Rework) is the newest track to surface off the upcoming album, measuring up to the original version, but coming off specially deviating.

Jimmy explains with detail: “The charm of the original recording of Storyboard was the rawness. At the time, I had no confidence in getting a good acoustic guitar sound, so Rafter Roberts set me up in his empty warehouse with the doors wide open, mic’s placed around the room and wanted me to check out the sound he got, I replied that I’d just play the song and come listen after. The ambience of the empty concrete room I recorded in, next to a freeway with all the doors wide open created a great mood to the original recording. I definitely wanted to pay homage to how we had recorded the song. I set up outside on the deck next to my studio, while the birds sung and decided to live-stream while I recorded my guitar. I left my take as is and sent it over to James who added beautiful counter melodies that fit in like they were always there. Patrick Heaney also mixed this song so it would build perfectly to that uplifting end moment. The end result hopefully comes off just as honest as when I first recorded it, I hope these updated elements will present as solid rework while paying homage to that raw, spontaneous original recording.





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