Future Past, Lovespirals’ 4th full-length album, is a career-defining synthesis of the band’s vast musical influences into a fresh new electronica sound. This captivating 11 track set contains their strongest songwriting to date, with an attention to detail in recording quality and production that is unmatched in the duo’s decade-long history. As the title suggests, Lovespirals have melded the contemporary with the classic; embracing the past, but with an eye towards the future.
In that spirit, the duo made a nod to their earliest collaborations with the atmospheric drum & bass tune, “Love,” one of two tracks currently being remixed by various producers as an album single. The other, “Feel So Good,” is by far the band’s funkiest downtempo groove, infused with dashes of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man. Interestingly, both of these songs feature lyrics which vocalist, Anji Bee, wrote within the first year of working with band founder, Ryan Lum.
Lovely album opener, “Home,” happily welcomes the band’s return to electronica from their previous Dream Pop release, Long Way From Home. This track, along with the gorgeously melancholic “Shine,” and epic album-closer, “Believe,” are bittersweet electro-pop gems in the vein of early Air or Zero 7, with lazy beats, lush arrangements, and Bee’s honeyed vocals. But Lum’s masterful guitar work sets the band apart from their contemporaries, bringing the rhythm and lead playing of a classic rock artist to a largely computer-based genre.
It’s the magical combination of Lum’s soulful guitar and Bee’s sumptuous vocal harmonies that is the cornerstone of Lovespirals’ unique signature sound. With a subtle yet powerful mix of musical moods and emotional expressions, Future Past is sure to enchant both old and new listeners for years to come.
“Future Past is their masterpiece work to date…Lovespirals is an undiscovered diamond, cut to a many-faceted perfection in their new album, Future Past. With Manzarek-like keyboards, a masterful bluesy guitar, and an angelic voice, the 11 tracks that you’ll find on this magnificent surprise are not to be missed.”
– Matt Rowe (MusicTAP.net)
“Future Past sounds both classic and yet completely new; it features the most compelling elements of seventies groups yet is completely rooted in today’s electronica/pop/alternative genres.”
– B of Karmacoda (www.karmacoda.com)
“Future Past is easily one of the best chillout albums to welcome in 2010. The album is sexy, moody, bluesy, ethereal – pure Lovespirals.”
– Beth Hirsch, Singer/Songwriter
- Home (3:38)
- Feel So Good (3:53)
- Rain (4:27)
- Shine (3:46)
- One of Those Days (3:44)
- Love (3:43)
- Water Under the Bridge (5:06)
- Meanwhile, Irreplaceable Time Flees (1:56)
- Insignificant (3:58)
- Sinking (3:16)
- Believe (5:20)
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