Stream or download Ryan Lum’s “Atmosphere ’99” DJ set for free from SoundCloud and read more about this classic mixset — as well as Ryan’s return to the wheels of steel for Savasana Relaxative.
A 30 plus minute set of 4 extended club-length Jazz-Step and Atmopsheric Drum and Bass tunes in the vein of Good Looking Records. Classic breakbeats like the Amen and Funky Drummer propel these song with a frenetic pace, while Ryan Lum’s signature reverb-laden guitar chords and ambient synth washes lend a much more relaxed atmosphere to the proceedings. With the sexy saxophone of guest musician, Doron Orenstein, and the dreamy vocal musings of Anji Bee glossing over the top, Lovespirals have created a magically dreamy, late night, uptown vibe perfect for chillout rooms in the club or the penthouse suite.
All of these tracks have been included on compilations including Chillout in the City, The Chill Lounge: 26 Chilled Euro Tracks, Chillout Lounge Vol. 2, Cool Terrasse, Mondisk: A Celebration of 13 Years, and Music for Active Yoga Vol 1. Lovespirals have also licensed these songs to a number of cable, network, and Internet programs including E!’s Gastineau Girls, VH1’s The Love Lounge and Celebrity Fat Camp, MTV’s Made, Playboy’s Celebrity Centerfolds (the Farrah Fawcett episode – bonus!), UK’s Day Trip Designer, various Current TV programs and more.
“Perhaps most notably known in the Goth community under the moniker Love Spirals Downwards, with their Cocteau Twins sound. Frontman Ryan Lum has changed their sound, and shortened the name to just Lovespirals. Together with vocalist Anji Bee, Lovespirals has embraced the sound of Drum n’ Bass and created a masterful relationship. Their release, Ecstatic EP, is a combination of sexy Jazz riffs, mellow breaks, and Bee’s seductive vocals. For those fans of Good Looking Records, Lovespirals could easily be found amongst their ranks in talent, and sound. “ — Hot Artist Spotlight, Mp3.com
“As synthpop’s rise led inexoribly to its decline, some Gothic/Industrial artists have started looking toward other avenues of inspiration. On these releases, Lovespirals [Ecstatic EP] and Claire Voyant [Time Again: A Collection of Remixes – feat. a Lovespirals mix] provide tasty Illbient and Trip Hop influenced grooves and give us a harbinger of Goth’s Next BigThing.” — Kevin, StarVox “Best of 2001”
- Ecstatic (8:49)
- Beatitude (5:27)
- Hand in Hand (8:34)
- Spanning Time (9:11)
- Ecstatic – Radio Edit (3:36) *
Lovespirals are now using Bandcamp as their official webstore and to kick off the big launch, they are offering 25% off everything in the store through the end of the year! Simply enter discount code “HOLIDAY” in the checkout dialog after you’ve made your selection and you’ll see the discount applied.
All four of Lovespirals’ full-length albums (Windblown Kiss, Free & Easy, Long Way From Home and Future Past) are available for sale both in CD and digital format, and come with various bonuses. The digital downloads contain 3 bonus tracks each; early demos, live recordings, cover songs, or previously unreleased tracks. Downloads also include fun stuff like lyric sheets, hi-res artwork, band photos, or music videos. All CD orders come with a free digital download including these extras, plus Lovespirals will personally autograph your CD cover. And best of all, the band have put together a very special 4-album gift pack which includes a free CD copy of the 2011 compilation, The Chillcast with Anji Bee; 5 Years of Chillin’ featuring the brand new Lovespirals’ song, “Try To Forget,” and the brand new single by Anji Bee, produced by Ryan Lum, called “Put Some Music On.” Get all 4 albums on CD, plus the comp, all bonus tracks, digital download items, PLUS an original promo postcard, poster, and band glossy (while supplies last) for just $40 + shipping — minus a 25% discount if you act before December 31, 2011!
Lovespirals’ Bandcamp store also carries all 6 of the band’s digital-only EPs, including a brand new release of their impossible-to-find Walk Away EP with additional tracks that have never before been released! So what are you waiting for? Go check it all out at lovespirals.bandcamp.com – and pick up some independent music for your friends and family this holiday season.
We finally made some time to get back to the special place that inspired our final recording and production sessions for Future Past. This is a video of a magnificent sunset … Continue Reading