The last song Love Spirals Downwards ever recorded was an atmospheric drum ‘n’ bass version of the classic Christmas song, “The Little Drummer Boy,” with jazzy Rhodes piano by guest musician, Gabriel D. Vine. It was never officially released, but has been made available online as an MP3 sometimes called “The Little Drum ‘n’ Bass Boy.” Ryan just put it up on his new SoundCloud account — Merry Christmas!
A clip from a CBC Television documentary featuring Timothy Leary called, “How To Go Out of Your Mind: The LSD Crisis,” has surfaced on YouTube with the addition of groovy psychedelic fractal art set to Love Spirals Downwards’ “Kykeon (50 Years of Sunshine Mix).” This version of “Kykeon” was originally released in 1993 on the double CD 50 Years Of Sunshine, which celebrated the discovery of LSD. (Guess why Silent Records asked the band to contribute?) Forward to 7:44 to view the song portion of the video. By the way, this mix of the song was included on the Projekt 100: The Early Years compilation celebrating the 100th release for the label. Its part of the 3 for $20 sale at Projekt.
Projekt is currently offering the recently remastered reissues of Love Spirals Downwards’s first two albums, Idylls and Ardor — as well as the debut Lovespirals album, Windblown Kiss — as part of their 3 for $20 sale. Also included in the list of 84 discounted CDs and other items is the Projekt 100 compilation containing “Kykeon (50 Years of Sunshine Mix)”, which is a rare remix not available on any of the band’s albums. A Dark Noel (in the Excelsis series) ~ 3 — featuring LSD’s shoegazery version of “Welcome Christmas” — is also a part of the sale. This track is also not available on any of the band’s albums. Now would be a great time to fill in your collection!
Sam of Projekt asked us to help promote the upcoming Projektfest 2010. Apparently some of you were asking us — and Melodyguild — to be included via the Projekfest Poll. While we appreciate the kind gesture, we hope you understand that we are not able to perform. It sounds like Sam has a lot of interesting things planned, though, and we’ve certainly had some entertaining times at past Projektfests. Philly is a cool town, too, so definitely check it out if you have the chance to attend!
Come join the action on the new Love Spirals Downwards Facebook Page. Even though it has been relatively quiet here lately on the Official Site with updates, our new Facebook page has been a bit more active. We are particularly digging the interactivity that the Facebook page allows us to have with our friends and fans. So come by, become a fan, join the community, and add to the conversations.