We are currently finishing up some new tracks for an EP/CD-Single to be released in the Spring of 1997. It’ll be quite unlike anything we’ve released before. Also, I think it’d be appropriate and fun to end the year with my (Ryan’s) favorite releases of 1996.
- Mojave 3 – Ask Me Tomorrow
- Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded
- Logical Progression (v/a drum & bass compilation)
- Perfume Tree – A Lifetime Away
- Red House Painters – Songs For A Blue Guitar
Here’s the latest information I received from Echoes regarding our recently taped performance. Check their website to find out what local radio stations you can hear this on:
December 13, 1996
A Living Room Concert with Love Spirals Downwards
Actually, it’s a bedroom concert since that’s where Suzanne Perry and Ryan Lum of Love Spirals Downwards have their home studio. We visit the duo in their Los Angeles boudoir, where they unfold the delicate filigree of their music in an intimate performance for the heavenly voice of Perry and the acoustic guitar of Lum, playing music from across their 3 albums, including the latest, Ever (Projekt).
On Friday November 15 at about 8 PM we will be doing a live on-air performance on KUCI, a radio station in Orange County, California. We will be performing 5 or 6 songs, as well as doing an interview. For those who live out of its range, they are hoping to do a live internet broadcast of this. Regardless, it will be available on the internet soon after. I’ll tell you where to find it as soon as they tell me.
Also on November 14, we will be recorded live at our studio as part of the “Living Room Concert” series of the nationally syndicated radio show Echoes. I’ll let you know here when it will be aired. And on November 16, for those in the area, don’t miss the Steve Roach show in Santa Monica. He’s one of the most amazing live (as well as recording) artist I’ve ever experienced and highly recommend seeing him.
The domestic release of our new full-length Ever was right on schedule and should now have made its way to stores. It will soon be released in Europe. If you are having trouble finding it, either here or abroad, you can order directly from Projekt. We hope that you’ll check out both Ever and the Sideways Forest CD-single as they are quite different from each other. Apart from the “Sideways Forest” track, the other 2 songs on the CD-single are unavailable elsewhere and are unlike anything else we’ve released.
Projekt has some very nice color posters for Ever as well as a new Love Spirals Downwards t-shirt. Try contacting Projekt or calling their 800-CD-LASER phone number for more information.
For next year, plans are being made for some West Coast and East Coast shows. I’ll post more about that later as more information develops.
Ever, our new full length CD, still looks right on track for being released on the week of September 15, 1996. What that boils down to is you won’t see it in stores until October, but you will be able order it direct from Projekt that week. It’s hard for me to describe what it sounds like, but everyone at the label seems to agree that Ever is different than our previous albums. Sideways Forest, our new CD-single, has been out for about a month now. The label tells me that the trip-hoppy “Quantum Remix” of “Sideways Forest” (which is only on the CD-single) has been getting a bit more radio and club play than normal.
We have no upcoming shows planned and it seems that we are done playing live for the year. If this changes, I’ll mention it here. We are planning on doing more shows next year.
Our cd-single, Sideways Forest, will be released on August 1, 1996, and the new full-length album will follow on September 15. And, check the Projekt News for more info on our two upcoming shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Sean from Eden will be staying with us here for the next two weeks and we will be collaborating together in our studio to see what happens (maybe there’ll be an EP sometime in the future?). Plus, I think he will really dig Disneyland and seeing Jim Morrison’s house in Venice Beach. I would also like to say thanks to everyone who said hello to us at the recent Projekt Fest in Chicago.