Mi and L'au | Review
Mi and LÂ’au are truly astonishing
Mi and LÂ’au
Mi and LÂ’au
Young God Records
If my flatmate Kate and I were like Mi and LÂ’au, we wouldnÂ’t spend our eveningÂ’s farting and poking fun at each other, we would probably be crying into hemp neckerchiefs and reading MobyÂ’s web-log. Whilst we cook curry and listen to thump thump thump music, Mi and LÂ‘au surely live on a diet of berries and listen to little but the sound of the deer with which they dwell. Obviously any other part of their day is spent whittling down big songs into the beautifully crafted ones on display here, on Mi and LÂ’auÂ’s
Folksy beyond comprehension, Mi and LÂ’au sound like Jason Molina and Mirah respectively, and are often accompanied by little more than each other and some ambient instrumentation. Together, the sound is hypnotic, Merry Go Round is one of those songs that isnÂ’t really there but is actually seeping directly into your blood like sex-honey; but individually (vocally at least) Mi and LÂ’au are truly astonishing, MiÂ’s IÂ’ve Been Watching You effortlessly contends with any other male artist IÂ’ve heard in a long time.
Frustrating talented and healthy looking, Mi and LÂ’auÂ’s debut is a treat in every way, sincere in a way that evades Banhart and legal in a way always at odds with Donny and Marie, this is a beautiful recording.