A brief but positive review of both Love Spirals Downwards’ Remastered Reissues – plus our track on the recent Projekt200 compilation – can be read on Liar Society.
The Projekt.com Top 10 currently lists the brand new Love Spirals Downwards – Idylls Remastered Reissue at the #1 spot, followed closely by Love Spirals Downwards – Ardor Remastered Reissue at #3. Trailing slightly behind is the new Lovespirals – Long Way From Home (which was actually released by Chillcuts, not Projekt) at the #8 position and Lovespirals – Windblown Kiss — which Projekt released back in 2002 — at #9. With the #5, #6, and #10 albums being comps that include tracks by Love Spirals Downwards and Lovespirals, as well, I guess you could say that I’m pretty much dominating the Projekt charts this week!
You can now purchase the brand new Idylls [Remastered Reissue] on iTunes. This 2007 version of Love Spirals Downwards’ classic 1992 debut album includes 3 bonus tracks; their first ever recorded song, a live acoustic recording, and an extended version of a song from an out-of-print compilation CD. Band founder, Ryan Lum, completely remastered the album from the original DATs to bring out more sonic clarity than ever before, and the artwork has been recreated from the original photographs for crystal clear images, as well. Watch for the Ardor [Remastered Reissue] on iTunes soon! This is a cooperative release between Projekt Records and Chillcuts Digital.
At long last, the remastered reissues of Loves Spirals Downwards’ groundbreaking first two records, Idylls and Ardor, have been released. You can purchase them now at CD Baby (Idylls, Ardor), Projekt’s webstore, and at Lovespirals’ Webstore. All of these online stores are great places to get the cds, but lovespirals.com is the only place where you can also get your cd personally autographed by Ryan of Love Spirals Downwards. To learn and hear more about these remastered reissues, go to our releases page.
My current band, Lovespirals, has finished our 3rd album, Long Way From Home, and are now taking pre-orders. While the official release date is scheduled for October 23rd, we will mail out personally autographed copies of the new CD as soon as they become available. Plus, there’s a remix EP that you’ll get immediately as digital download with every order placed through the Lovespirals Webstore.
For fans of my older Love Spirals Downwards music, this new album should please you. I’ve gone back to making guitar based music and there’s a dark dreamy feel to it that’s reminiscent of Ardor and Ever. I think it’s my finest work yet. You can listen to a medley of the entire album and a full song or two on the album page for Long Way From Home.
This week I finished audio mastering for the Ardor and Idylls reissues that are coming out this summer. The CDs will be released as digipacs, whereas the original releases were jewel boxes, so though the reissues will look pretty similar to the originals, they will be different. It sure will be nice to get current contact information into the credits. Funny to think that I had no band website (very few did) when these albums were originally released. I believe I have a band website listed in the Ever credits, but that site is outdated and gone. Anyway, things are coming along nicely and on track. More news soon.