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Mi and L'au - Mi and L'au | Review

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absolutely beautiful, haunting tunes

September 1, 2005 Soft, sparse, reflective minimalistic pop. Mi and L'au originally had normal jobs and lived in Paris before eventually retreating to the woods of Finland. Now they spend their time in peace...getting to know one another better and tapping into their creative juices by making music together. This album sounds rather out of place in today's musical climate, and that just may be its greatest appeal. Mi and L'au write some absolutely beautiful, haunting tunes that feature slow gliding melodies. Produced by Michael Gira, these tracks have some wonderfully subtle arrangements that add real meat to the proceedings. If you want upbeat danceable music, you won't find it here. But if you're in the mood for some provocative, sensitive music...you will benefit greatly from this CD after a few spins. Top picks: "They Marry," "Older," "A Word In Your Belly,""New Born Child." Recommended for fans of Azure Ray. (Rating: 5 out of 5)
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