Mi and L’au – “If Beauty Is a Crime” – [Important Records]
What do you get when a Finnish fashion model and French soundtrack musician fall in love and retreat to a little cabin in the Finnish woods? Apparently, musical releases such as this one. Each song is unique and quirky and strangely lovely or lilting. Lyrics are printed on the CD sleeve, although the clarity of the vocals render them unnecessary. This is not a sappy love album; it’s weird and wonderful.