MP3 Love Spirals Downwards - Temporal: A Collection of Music Past & Present
An 8 year retrospective of world influenced folk rock, dubby ambient electronica, and mid-tempo drum ''n'' bass, featuring ethereal female vocals and dreamy electric/acoustic guitar. Includes album cuts, remixes, live and comp tracks.
13 MP3 Songs
ELECTRONIC: Pop Crossover, NEW AGE: New Age
Love Spirals Downwards are the unconscious mind of ethereal music, evoking forgotten memories with subjective, alien tongues. The sounds drift dreamily through one''s thoughts like incense permeates the air -- perhaps the spicy fragrance will seduce you like a lover to its heat, or else it will elude the threshold of perception and weave itself into the mind''s strata of buried experiences...
Love Spirals Downwards was begun in the late 80''s by multi-instrumentalist, Ryan Lum, but didn''t truly take flight until the addition of girlfriend-turned-vocalist, Suzanne Perry, in 1991. Two of their three initial demo tracks were featured on the Across this Grey Land 3 comp, garnering international attention from fans and critics alike, and sparking their career as one of Projekt Records'' most successful artists to date. Over their 8 year history, LSD released four 10,000+ selling albums; Idylls (1992), Ardor (1994), Ever (1996), and Flux (1998), incorporating the styles of ethereal, shoegazer, folk, world, ambient, and electronica to create a sound uniquely their own.
''Temporal: A Collection of Music Past & Present'' is a career retrospective of this seminal ethereal duo''s recordings for Projekt Records. From their hauntingly beautiful acoustic world/folk beginnings to their later ambient electronica sound, this compilation covers the entirety of Love Spirals Downwards'' unique body of work with 13 tracks compiled and mastered by band founder, sole musician, and producer, Ryan Lum.
Arranged in reverse chronology, ''Temporal'' begins with a set of remixes produced by Lum in 1999: "Alicia" - featuring guest guitarist Rodney Rodriguez of The Von Trapps, and "Misunderstood" - a remix of "I''ll Always Love You" - which has been almost entirely revamped with zippy breakbeats and the addition of moody saxophone played by special guest, Doron Orenstein, of Monkey Bars. Also included in the collection are several tracks from compilations or EPs ("Asleep", "Mediterrenea", "Amarillo"), plus a stunning live acoustic version of Ardor''s "Subsequently". All in all, ''Temporal'' is 66 bliss-filled minutes highlighting the unique journey of Love Spirals Downwards'' musical progression from 1991 to 1999.
Comparisons have been made by critics to Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Everything But the Girl, Slowdive, Mojave 3, Mazzy Star, The Sundays, Mono, Sneaker Pimps, Hooverphonic, and LTJ Bukem.