The 2-time NAR Lifestyle Music Award winning musical project, Falling You, just released a new album entitled, Adore. Enigmatic band founder and producer, John Michael Zorko, has long worked with a revolving cast of talented and varied female vocalists including Victoria Lloyd (of Claire Voyant and Mono Chrome), Dru Allen (of Mirabilis and This Ascension), Erica Mulkey (AKA Unwoman), Shikhee (of Android Lust), and Love Spirals Downwards‘ own Suzanne Perry.
In her first appearance with Falling You, Lovespirals’ vocalist, Anji Bee, contributes lyrics and vocals to the ambient opening track, “Blessed,” penned about her relationship with bandmate, Ryan Lum, who engineered and recorded her vocal tracks for this long distance musical collaboration. Friend of Lovespirals and Falling You, Ken Lee (of Eleven Shadows), mixed and mastered the track (and indeed, the whole album) alongside Zorko at his Blueberry Buddha Recording Studios.
Lum’s former bandmate, Suzanne Perry, contributed lyrics and vocals to the track, “Champagne,” which follows Bee’s cut on the album. With its summery dream pop feel, Perry’s collaboration brings to mind her work with Melodyguild. Perry’s vocals were engineered and recorded by Melodyguild bandmate, Cris Miller (of Silver Screen). Perry had previously been featured on Falling You’s 2006 album, Human, and 2008 album, Faith.
Another highlight of the album is closing track, “Alchemy,” featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw. Famous for her work with Opus II, BT, Tiesto, and Delerium, Hawkshaw has a long and impressive list of dance music credits to her name. Her breathy voice and high harmonies add a lovely depth and focus to Zorko’s light-as-air beats and textures.
Though known for his melancholic mix of ambient textures and ethereal vocals, Zorko wanted to “explore a more optimistic side of emotional music and this gift called life.” To this end, Zorko employed liberal use of heavy, distorted, electric guitar in the vein of classic 90’s shoegazer acts like My Bloody Valentine and Ride, which may surprise his long time listeners!
Adore is available as a digital download now directly from the Magnatune site, with CDs to follow soon. Watch for it on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, etc later this month.
Stream Every Song From Adore In Full:
“Happy Holidays” is the first all-original holiday song released by Lovespirals vocalist/lyricist, Anji Bee. Co-written with Lovespirals partner, Ryan Lum, “Happy Holidays” is a deceptively bittersweet pop nugget filled with heartugging disco-infused violins, funky bass and wah-wah guitar, with a relaxed house beat and a hint of cool wintry nights wafting through. Bee’s warm, enveloping vocals pleasantly recall Tracey Thorn (of Everything But The Girl) and Karen Carpenter with their laid back yet passionate delivery and personal holiday message.
Podcasters and Internet Radio DJs are free to include “Happy Holidays” in their shows. Check out Anji Bee on Mevio’s Music Alley (AKAPodsafe Music Network.)
Download “Happy Holidays” from the following digital stores:
Song featured: “Feel So Good” by Lovespirals from Future Past. Sony Acid Planet will be running a remix contest for this song starting November 16th so check for that at www.acidplanet.com.
Buy Lovespirals Future Past digipac CD directly from the band at www.lovespirals.com/webstore
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.
Stream or Purchase the Love EP:
The Love EP artwork was created by ithinkitsnice and we think its nice, too!
Ryan and Anji take a minute out of their busy schedule (well, 30 mins. actually) to fill you in on all the latest band news, including Lovespirals’ appearance at the Harlot Happy Hour with Karmacoda and Divasonic next Friday, Ryan using the iPad DJ app, Sonosaurus Rex, Anji recording vocals for 2 versions of the same song; one with Ryan and one with The Grooveblaster, releasing the Love EP (featuring remixes by Soul Whirling Somewhere, 7Day Visa, Chill Factor-5, Falling You, Divasonic, and Xurba), being featured on the CDBaby Music Discovery Podcast, Anji playing WeRule on the iPad with a Lovespirals fan, seeing Robert Rich perform in Pomona (and visiting him next weekend!), bumping into Autumn Reeser and finding out she loves Future Past, plus a long clip of “Love (Xurba Remix)” from Lovespirals’ brand new Love EP. BTW, it turns out the last time Lovespirals did DJ sets was December 2004 for Relax @ Kitsch Bar in Costa Mesa. You can check out a list of Ryan’s DJ sets on this list of Love Spirals Downwards performances.
Show Links & Sponsors:
- Lovespirals Love EP on Lovespirals’ Webstore
- Lovespirals Love EP on Bandcamp
- Lovespirals Love EP on CD Baby
- Lovespirals on Facebook
- Lovespirals on Twitter
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Robert Rich performing at DA Gallery on June 19, 2010. Filmed by Anji Bee.
Lovespirals will return to San Francisco for what is sure to be another great night at Harlot on July 9th, 2010. Once again, Anji will join Karmacoda for their amazing rendition of “Motherless Child” from Lovespirals’ 2007 Motherless Child EP, as well as backing vocals on one or two of the band’s original songs. Ryan will be doing iPad DJ sets throughout the night, including a special “Anji Bee” set between live performances by Divasonic and Karmacoda to debut several tracks from her upcoming new album. He’s sure to include a track or two from Lovespirals’ brand new Love EP, which includes a remix by Divasonic. Come add yourself to the Harlot Happy Hour Facebook Event page to let the bands know you’ll be there! Thanks to Sean Yamamoto for the pic of Karmacoda with Lovespirals from the last Harlot show we did together.
July 9th, 2010
7 pm to 10 pm No Cover, 21+
46 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Anji and Ryan are back after a 2 month hiatus with lots of news and stories. Lovespirals updated their recording studio ever so slightly with a 2nd vintage PCM 70 reverb unit and two new audio sampler packs which the duo have been using in their work on an upcoming Anji Bee “solo” album. The band go into a lot of detail as to the whys and whats of that project, and share a clip of their new version of “Love Me Leave Me” at the show’s close. The duo also talk about several recent Anji Bee musical collaborations, the new Love EP due out soon, adding more music to Lovespirals’ bandcamp store, taking part in the upcoming Karmacoda gig at Harlot on July 9th, and meeting Autumn Reeser at this month’s Thrilling Adventure Hour at Largo.
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Anji dressed up for the Thrilling Adventure Hour show
Ryan dressed up for the Thrilling Adventure Hour show
What? 2 podcasts in 1 month! Can it be? Ryan and Anji are back with plenty of stories including setting up and testing out the band’s new vocal set up on several musical collaborations and a new side project, attending the recent Air and AM show at Disney Concert Hall, making archival Lovespirals radio interviews and features available on the new Lovespirals Mixcloud account, (apparently) confused fans on the new Love Spirals Downwards Facebook page, chat about the upcoming Beth Hirsh show, plus Ryan shares a really nice fan email from Alex of Corpus Christi, and Anji plays the podsafe AM song, “Darker Days,” from his latest album, Future Sons & Daughters. Be sure to add yourself as a fan on Lovespirals Facebook page or follow Lovespirals on Twitter to keep up with the very latest!
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- Gik Acoustics
- Shiny Box Guillotine
- Mitylite Mesh Chair
- Beth Hirsch live at the Viper Room on 4/2/2010
- Anji’s pix of Rafa, Nole, Juan Monaco & more at Indian Wells
Here’s our videos of Air performing at Disney Concert Hall:
Recent Pix of or by Lovespirals:
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The Chillcast with Anji Bee podcast is hosting a special one-hour interview feature with Lovespirals this week. Ryan and Anji sat down in her podcast studio to discuss their brand new 4th album, Future Past, and give her listeners an overview of the band’s decade-long history. The band chat about their writing and recording process including our musical influences, album concepts, and the various stories surrounding our songs and albums as they listen to every track from Future Past and a few songs from their past 3 albums. If you haven’t checked out Anji’s weekly music show before, now would be the perfect time!
- “Shine” Future Past (2010)
- “Home” Future Past (2010)
- “This Truth” Long Way From Home (2002)
- “Oh So Long” Windblown Kiss (2005)
- “Hand in Hand” Free & Easy (2007)
- “Love” Future Past (2010)
- “Water Under the Bridge” Future Past (2010)
- “Meanwhile, Irreplaceable Time Flees” Future Past (2010)
- “Insignificant” Future Past (2010)
- “Feel So Good” Future Past (2010)
- “Rain” Future Past (2010)
- “One of Those Days” Future Past (2010)
- “Sinking” Future Past (2010)
- “Believe” Future Past (2010)
- Buy autographed CDs from Lovespirals Webstore
- Buy Lovespirals music on iTunes
- Buy Lovespirals music on Amazon
- Buy Lovespirals music on CDBaby
- Lovespirals CD Release Party & Concert hosted by Karmacoda
- Chillcast Video World Premier of “Home” by Lovespirals
- Unwind Lovespirals & Love Spirals Downwards Artist Spotlight
- Love Spirals Downwards
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The Chillcast with Anji Bee presents the world premier of the video for “Home” by Lovespirals! This is the first-ever music video for Lovespirals, so we are pretty excited. The video was created using HD footage we filmed at the beautiful Newport Back Bay estuary, combined with footage from the ride home after mastering Future Past in Northern California. Its an intimate video with a dreamy feel that we hope you will enjoy. We’ll be making the video available on all your favorite video services soon, so stay tuned!