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Love Spirals Downwards
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop
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Love Spirals Downwards wouldn't sound out of place in a dance club; languorous synthesizer chords and spookily sweet melodies are complemented by electronic beats at a tempo just fast enough to dance to. On Flux, this is o...  more »


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All Artists: Love Spirals Downwards
Title: Flux
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Projekt Records
Original Release Date: 8/11/1998
Release Date: 8/11/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Indie & Lo-Fi, Dance Pop, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 617026008523

Love Spirals Downwards wouldn't sound out of place in a dance club; languorous synthesizer chords and spookily sweet melodies are complemented by electronic beats at a tempo just fast enough to dance to. On Flux, this is overtly demonstrated by tracks like "Nova," where the repeating tones that open the piece become syncopated with the main beat. The female vocals throughout the album are all appropriately ethereal, but solid enough that they never sound superfluous, especially on "City Moon" (featuring long time vocal collaborator, Suzanne Perry) and "Psyche." The closing song, "Sunset Bell," is the longest on the CD, clocking in at nearly eight minutes, but composer Ryan Lum keeps things interesting by starting simply and becoming progressively more complicated. This style of music is all too often bland, but Love Spirals Downwards opt for a more refreshing, and rewarding, approach. --Genevieve Williams

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A nearly flawless album
M. T. J. ANDERTON | UK | 05/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"God knows how I managed to get this great album, but Im glad I did. Being a fan of groups like Lamb, Hooverphonic and Massive Attack I was looking for an album with gorgeous female vocals, but with a more drum n bass approach. So whulst i was looking on the site I noticed a reccomendation for LSD, and i read a few reviews of Flux. It sounded very interesting, and despite having little money I decided to purchase the album - and im glad I did. This is probably my best music buy of 2002 (its much better than that pile of rubbish they called Come With Us by the Chemical Brothers)and just about every song on here is great. My favourite two are 'Nova' which is just sublime, and I love the textures and guitar/ambient sounds. perfect for a relaxing evening/night. The most gorgeous song Ive ever heard finishes the album (bar The Orb's 'Star 6/7/8' which is well worth a listen) is called Sunset Bell. This tune is stunning and is like a wake up call rather than a sunset. Simply a lovely voice crooning 'da da da da - da da da da' it sounds childlike and it is but its much more sophisticated than that. The only part that i dont like in the song is where it almost breaks down into 808 states 'Olympic 90' halfway through - then it carries on in the same earleir vein and is stunning. I cant believe what the world is missing, this duo are very talented. This is showcast on the first two songs 'City Moon' and 'Alicia' - and while the former is really good the latter seems 'Spanishy' mixed with Drum n Bass and doesnt work that well for me ( but i suppose for earlier fans a lot of whom ive seem mention its the best thing on 'Flux' like it the best cos its the most representative of their older material) so I gave the album 4 stars cos of that. Its not bad at all just not as good as the other 8 tracks. Another track that many will see as a standout is 'Ring' - if you like this stuff I reccomend 'Hooverphonic' , 'The Orb', 'Talvin Singh' and 'Lamb' - this is a very worthy CD which takes pride of place in my Cs collection"
I will always love....LSD
JohnC. | MA | 12/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Love Spirals Downwards fourth CD "Flux" is yet another step up to probe the furthest reaches of my mind. It is more electronically based than any of their other releases. However, their last CD "Ever" was an indication of this event. Although it is drastically different in sound than their first CD "Idylls", it is 100% authentic LSD. The smooth beats and bass of "flux", coupled with etherial vocals make me forget where I am and even the date and time. This CD is perfect for anyone who likes electronica, goth, etherial and/or heavenly vocals."
Massively underrated and ignored
M. A.J.Anderton | Barton-on-Humber, England | 06/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ignore the weeping LSD fans still trying to get over the fact their favourite band went in a new direction they didn't like.This album fuses together my favourite elements of music- melodic guitars, brilliant percussion and dreamy soaring vocals. Nova is by far the best track on this album, though they are all good quality, and seemingly unique these days (if anyone knows of anything like this album get in touch!). Sunset Bell is also brilliant provided you listen to it sparingly.If you enjoy drum and bass- you will like this. If you enjoy spanish guitar- you will like this. If you like strong, but not grating female vocals- you will like this. It's an album that appeals on many levels. So go and buy it and ignore the LSD fans who don't like the electronic feel of the album."