Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Peaking Lights - Lo Hi

Having only released ‘936’ last year, married couple Indra Dunis and Aaron Coyes work fast, especially considering the arrival of their baby boy, Mikko. Although in this case, this has given them a new lease of life as they cite him as a guiding light muse for their new album, ‘Lucifer’. ‘Lo Hi’ is a celebration of their parenthood as Mikko makes garbled noises in the background of Dunis’ breathy and distorted vocals repeating ‘lower…higher’ as the foundation of a psychedelic dub beat with echoing percussive elements meandering along; having a hypnotic effect. Although Dunis and Coyes have widened their influences for ‘Lucifer’, ‘Lo Hi’ sounds unmistakably like old material but that’s in no way a bad thing. Those expecting more straight up accessible songs like ‘Hey Sparrow’ will be sorely disappointed by new material judging by this 7 minute long offering which cements the love shared between the duo and their son, the experimental equivalent of Jay Z’s ‘Glory’ if you like. 

Aurora Mitchell

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