Digital Album out now at Bandcamp.
Immerse yourself in the angelic majesty of Suzanne Perry’s haunting vocals and the lush melodic strums of Ryan Lum’s steel string acoustic guitar. Love Spirals Downwards Live brings the past to the present, putting you front row and center at a signature Love Spirals Downwards show.
This compilation of rare live tracks, taken from several shows including the Projekt Festival (1997), the Troubadour (1995), and a living room concert (1996) recorded for Echoes on Public Radio International, has been lovingly assembled to provide a seamless concert experience.
Love Spirals Downwards offers this record of their live acoustic sound for all the fans who were unable to attend one of their rare shows, and for fans who would like re-experience the magic once again.
Produced and mastered by Ryan Lum in 2014.
Ryan performs the classic Love Spirals Downwards tune Avincenna live in his studio. In addition, he gives a few tiny factoids about the song and his approach to playing it. This is the first of the bonus material that we promised to you, our YouTube followers.
Ryan Lum of Love Spirals Downwards and Lovespirals recreates his instrumental classic Mirrors A Still Sky from LSD’s 1994 release Ardor.
Says Ryan: “I’ve been in the ethereal zone for so long now in our studio, I thought it’d be a fun challenge to recreate an old LSD song with a superior recording studio . It’s not an exact duplication; I’ve kept the original’s vibe and intent while bringing in just a few new elements to enhance the mood. It’s a very emotionally intense instrumental, and revisiting it brought back a rush of all the feelings I had creating the original 20 years ago. I hope this recording may bring a similar joy to the listeners as it brought to me working on this project.”
Ryan of Love Spirals Downwards has been quite active as of late with the band’s YouTube channel. Dissatisfied with the audio quality of the band’s tracks on YouTube, Ryan has been uploading tracks with the highest quality possible on YouTube. Already, Idylls is available in its entirety with most of Ardor as well. Expect to find rare bonus tracks and previously unreleased material in the not so distant future. Be sure to subscribe to the Love Spirals Downwards YouTube Channel to stay up to date.
Check out the brand new Lovespirals recording of an original holiday song by Lovespirals vocalist/lyricist, Anji Bee, for the Projekt Records holiday music compilation, ‘Ornamental‘ — available on double CD or digital download. LSD founder Ryan Lum returns to his vintage Projekt-era roots with melancholic dream pop guitars and lovely female vocal harmonies. Stream it from Bandcamp or YouTube.
Its been a dozen years since Love Spirals Downwards founder, Ryan Lum, recorded his ambient drum & bass rendition of the classic Christmas song, “The Little Drummer Boy,” and at long last, it is finally available for sale! Originally conceived and recorded in 1999 for the Projekt Records holiday music series, Excelsis, this recording has never been properly released. This was the last song that Love Spirals Downwards’ vocalist, Suzanne Perry, contributed vocals to, and it’s sound is very reminiscent of the band’s final album, ‘Flux.’ Like the 1999 Lovespirals song, “Beatitude,” it features jazzy Rhodes piano by guest musician, Gabriel D. Vine, of Monkey Bars. Over the last decade, 2 versions of this cover song have been floating around the internet under different titles; there’s the polished aforementioned vocal version and also an earlier demo mix which features vocal samples from a classic old-school Christmas record. This demo mix is stripped down and funky, with more emphasis on Ryan’s funky live bassline, and less use of synth pads. Both versions are very catchy and a fun addition to anyone’s holiday music library. Pick up the 2 track single for just $2 in the high quality digital audio format of your choice from the newly launched Lovespirals Bandcamp Store. If you use discount code HOLIDAY by 12/31/2012 you’ll get an additional 25% off — not only this single, but any Cd or digital download on the store!
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 Lovespirals Downwards own Suzanne Perry, Victoria Lloyd (of Claire Voyant and Mono Chrome), Dru Allen (of Mirabilis and This Ascension), Erica Mulkey (AKA Unwoman), and Shikhee (of Android Lust) — just to name a few.
Suzanne contributed lyrics and vocals to the album’s second track, “Champagne.” With its summery dream pop feel, this collaboration brings to mind her work with Melodyguild. Suzanne’s vocals were engineered and recorded by Melodyguild bandmate, Cris Miller (of Silver Screen). Suzanne had previously been featured on Falling You’s 2006 album, Human, and 2008 album, Faith.
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 in their Chillcuts studio.
Long time friend of Love Spirals Downwards, Lovespirals, Anji Bee, and Falling You, Ken Lee (of Eleven Shadows), mixed and mastered the songs of Adore alongside John at his Blueberry Buddha Recording Studios.
Though known for his melancholic mix of ambient textures and ethereal vocals, John wanted to “explore a more optimistic side of emotional music and this gift called life.” To this end, he 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 long time fans of Falling You.
Buy Adore by Falling You on Magnatune
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Do you remember when the X-Files had that episode with the Chupacabra? Well, it made a big impact on Love Spirals Downwards back in the day. Suzanne commented on its spooky power in this infamous story told live on-stage at the Projekt Festival on 8/1/1997, held at The Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL. Classic Suz stage banter!
Suzanne's Chupacabra Story