Mi and L'au | Review

New York Times | BEN RATLIFF

Mellow Guitars, Psychedelic Samba and the Odd Alarm Clock

The New York Times Playlist It doesn't get much more delicate than Mi and L'au, a Finnish-French couple and music-making duo who live in a snowbound Finnish cabin. "How should I be/ When I feel empty?" goes the repeated, slow refrain of "How," from the group's first, self-titled album (Young God Records), and most of the songs have that irresolute, paralyzed cast of mind, with L'au's careful, pretty guitar playing and Mi's quiet, vibratoless singing. It doesn't suggest much, but it creates its own world, and serves as a decent antidote for information overload.