Ryan Lum of Lovespirals (and formerly, Love Spirals Downwards) put together this mix set during his atmospheric drum & bass DJ heydey between promotions for his 1998 album, Flux, and his 1999 retrospective comp, Temporal, in 2000. Funnily enough, it does not include ANY of his own music. 😉 The Atmosphere ’99 set was first released via Live365 in April 2000 and featured in the Jungle section of the short lived RadioSpy site run by GameSpy in March 2000. After more than a decade, it is now available as a free download on Lovespirals’ SoundCloud page, limited to 200 downloads. Go download your copy of the nearly hour-long Atmosphere 99 Mix by Ryan Lum now! Stream the DJ set from the widget below, and be sure to share it with your friends.
If you’d like to hear Ryan spin some tunes live, you’re in luck, as he will be DJing at the intimate chillout event, Savasana Relaxative, on March 31st. Also DJing is local legend, sid&molly, and our own, Anji Bee of The Chillcast. Additionally there will be an aphrodisiac elixir bar, traditional Gong Fu Cha tea ceremony, and raw chocolate confections being served. No alcohol, just good vibes. Come chillout with Lovespirals!
The various artist compilation, The Chillcast with Anji Bee: 5 Years of Chillin’, is now available on the NoiseTrade site. Featuring an exclusive new song from Lovespirals, called “Try To Forget,” plus the Karmacoda remix of the band’s cover of “Motherless Child” – which features additional vocals by Heather Pierce and B – plus the new Anji Bee single, “Put Some Music On,” co-produced by Ryan Lum of Lovespirals, this album is a must have for Lovespirals fans. Lovespirals’ pals and collaborators MoShang, Chill Factor-5, 7 Day Visa, Adam Fielding, Mr. Meeble, and Sunburn in Cyrpus all contributed tracks, as well as Ernesto + Markus Z, Science for Girls, Steve Kilbey + Martin Kennedy, and Under. Best of all, you can download the entire collection for free! The NoiseTrade site allows listeners to “tip” artists via PayPal, so if you’d like to do so, feel free, but by no means is it necessary. We hope that you’ll help us spread the word about this great free download on your Facebook, Twitter, G+ and other social media sites! Download the 5 Years of Chillin’ Comp Free from NoiseTrade
We are quite excited to share some brand new music with you! “Try to Forget ” — the first new song to be released by Lovespirals since their January 2010 album, Future Past — is featured on the brand new 5 Years of Chillin’ compilation. This 1 hour collection of chilled tunes celebrates the 5 year anniversary of The Chillcast With Anji Bee music podcast. In addition to the new Lovespirals track, this compilation also features the debut of Anji Bee’s new song, “Put Some Music On,” produced by Ryan Lum of Lovespirals.
Lovespirals’ pals and Chillcast regulars, MoShang, Chill Factor-5 and 7 Day Visa, also contributed new unreleased tracks to this compilation. Previously released tracks — some hard to find — by Adam Fielding, Mr. Meeble, and The Grooveblaster, Ernesto + Markus Z, Under, Science for Girls, Sunburn in Cyrpus, Steve Kilbey + Martin Kennedy, and Karmacoda (who collaborated with Lovespirals on a modern version of the classic Americana spiritual, “Motherless Child”) round out the compilation. A big special thanks to Robert Rich of Soundscape Productions for mastering the album.
So what are you waiting for? Download this entire album for FREE now on Bandcamp and enjoy!
The 5 Years of Chillin‘ various artist chillout music compilation is also available for free download via Chillcuts Digital Media on Soundcloud and Last.FM. Please leave comments if you enjoy the tunes — and be sure to re-post links for your friends to enjoy, too!
The first single from Lovespirals’ fourth album, Future Past, to get the full remix treatment is “Love” – an atmospheric drum ‘n’ bass tune that recalls some of the duo’s earliest work together. A half dozen producers from different musical schools of thought set Anji Bee‘s poppy yet ethereal vocals to completely new musical scores. From angular drum ‘n’ bass, to lush downtempo, to atmospheric ambient music, this moody collection covers a lot of sonic ground. And Anji’s Chillcast listeners should be familiar with most — if not all — of the contributing producers which includes: Chill Factor-5, 7 Day Visa, Divasonic, Soul Whirling Somewhere, Xurba and Falling You (who, btw, created the only mix which contains Ryan Lum‘s original guitar solo.)
Remixes by Chill Factor-5 and & Day Visa are available as a FREE DOWNLOAD from LastFM (mark you favorite remixes with “Love This Track”) and SoundCloud. Both sites have built-in social media tools that allow you to easily repost links to emails, Twitter, Facebook, and other services with the “Share” pull down menus, so be sure to tell a friend!
Podcasters, DJs, Internet DJs, and music bloggers are all encouraged to share these tunes with their audiences, as well. If you’re feeling the love, please write a review of the Love EP as Lovespirals would really appreciate you giving them a little love in return.
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The Love EP artwork was created by ithinkitsnice and we think its nice, too!
After a decade of making music together, Ryan and Anji of Lovespirals have finally released their first-ever music video. Created by the band themselves using HD footage shot on the drive home from mastering their fourth album, Future Past, combined with footage filmed at the beautiful Newport Back Bay estuary, this intimate video truly captures the essence of the band and the song itself. “Home” debuted on Anji’s own Chillcast Video Edition show Jan. 28th, and is slowly but surely making its way across the Internet. You can now view “Home” on the official Lovespirals pages on Facebook, MySpace, ReverbNation, Vimeo, and – of course – YouTube. Additionally, Angelic Voices blog is featuring “Home” on their homepage this week. PLEASE repost this video, rate it, leave comments, tell a friend etc to help spread the love for Lovespirals!
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The first single from Future Past, “Shine,” has been selected as Alternative Pop “Track of the Day” on music site, Garageband. The accolade comes as part of the ongoing music contest for this unique site, where songs are judged by fellow musicians on a number of criteria. “Shine” was featured on the site earlier as the “Best Female Vocals” in Alt Pop for the week of December 7, 2009. The word “sexy” seems to be popping up quite a bit in reviews of Anji Bee’s vocals for this track… You can download “Shine” FREE from Lovespirals’ Garageband page. In related news, Future Past was just released on iTunes the 1st of January, 2010. The album is also available in digital and CD format on CDbaby and the band’s own webstore.
Its that time of the year… that special time when Lovespirals bust out their one and only holiday song! You may remember our contribution to the Projekt holidays series, Excelsis, recorded way back in 2001; a cover of John Denver’s wintry song “Aspenglow.” If not, then you are in luck! We’ve just made this track available as a free download in multiple audio formats over on our new Bandcamp page. Stream “Aspenglow” in full or download it FREE in your choice of high quality mp3, AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, or ALAC.
“Aspenglow” was officially released via CD on the 2001 compilation, Excelsis Vol. 3, and the 2002 Hot Topic compilation, A Dark Noel: The Very Best of Excelsis.
The first single from Lovespirals’ new album, Future Past, is the bittersweet downtempo pop number, “Shine.” This song is making the rounds online slowly but surely, and you can help get the word out! Podcasters and broadcasters can pick up the track on Mevio’s Music Alley (formerly known as the Podsafe Music Network). Music bloggers and anyone else interested in sharing “Shine” on their sites or social media accounts with a handy audio widget, can do so via Soundcloud or Virb. Lovespirals’ MySpace music player allows users to add the streaming single to their personal playlists, while the band’s Facebook page lets you stream it from the page’s music player. iLike allows you to both stream and download the track either directly or from within the Facebook iLike app, where you can also dedicate the track to friends, add it to your music playlist, or post it to any profile. Likewise, Garageband offers a full stream and download, plus users can rank and review “Shine” in the ongoing song contest to help Lovespirals win awards and feature placements on the site. TheSixtyOne also also offers full streams of “Shine,” with the option for users to help vote it onto the main page by clicking the “heart” button. ReverbNation allows you to stream and download the song, add it to your own playlist, and embed a Lovespirals audio player widget on your own sites. Most of these sites allow listeners to leave comments or reviews of songs, which Anji and Ryan always enjoy reading. If you use any of these sites or services, Lovespirals would very much appreciate your help in promoting both the new single and album!
Get the band logo, band portraits, and more info on the Future Past EPK
Lovespirals have just released a cover of Pink Floyd’s song, “Welcome of the Machine,” from their classic 1975 album, Wish You Were Here. The song was recorded as a contribution to the 2nd NPF tribute collection, Vol. 2: Return of the Sons of Neptune. This 3-disc set is available for free download in SHN format via the torrent area of this Pink Floyd fan group’s site: neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk. You will need to create a (free) account for access to the torrent, but it is well worth it if you are a fan of the Floyd. Otherwise, you can simply download a 192k mp3 of Lovespirals’ track at myspace.com.lovespirals, for a limited time. Enjoy!
UPDATE! Many years later, the band have made this track available on their Soundcloud page for free download in glorious 256k mp3 format. The NPF site took down their torrent ages ago due to pressure from Pink Floyd’s legal team (BOO!)
Man, the Neptune Pink Floyd site is still screwy from yesterday. Right after Floyd’s Live 8 performance I was trying to get on the forum to see if anyone was going to post up videos but it was really fricken slow. Tons of people were logged in making posts left and right, so some posts were duplicating and triplicating. I saw one post that the NPF site had been listed on the BBC’s site’s suggested links for Floyd fans. So I’m sure some of those folks started coming over to check it out, too. Then they would see the collection of downloadable and streaming audio and video, (including the massive tribute project, hopefully) and some would doubtlessly start hitting those things, and so I’m guessing the site has been hit just a wee bit harder than they were prepared for. Today, I just keep getting SQL connection errors, so I can’t call up anything from the database at all. It’s basically just the shell of the site coming up, without any of the guts. 🙁