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Love Spirals Downwards: Flux

  1. City Moon
  2. Alicia
  3. Sound of Waves
  4. Psyche
  5. Nova
  6. By Your Side
  7. Ring
  8. I'll Always Love You
  9. Sunset Bell

On their new album, Love Spirals Downwards is a very difficult band to pin down The opening track 'City Moon' contains lush vocals, maracas, acoustic guitar, and vibrant electronic atmospheres with a slight Pop direction. Yet 'Sound of Waves' incorporates breakbeats and 'Psyche' has a solid Drum'n'Bass backing track alongside the slow melodic vocals that sound like Natalie Merchant. The juxtaposition between these two disparate musical styles is frightening, but it works amazingly well. I would have never expected a 120 BPM percussion line working so well with a vocal track half as fast. Ironically, this album's catchy rhythms and swirly vocals are perfectly suited for Gothic clubs The only thing it lacks is complex layering which wouldn't work well with the incongruous drums and vocals. The minimalism is what makes this album work when in all practicality it should fail for its daring innovation.

Love Spirals Downwards is: Ryan Lum & Suzanne Perry

Projekt Records
P.O. Box 166155
Chicago, IL 60616


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