2007 Interview from Regen Mag
A sensual intertwining of dreamy guitars, organic electronics, and gorgeously versatile vocal harmonies, Windblown Kiss, the first full length album by Lovespirals, is as romantic as its title implies. Ryan Lum, founder of the now-defunct but much loved Love Spirals Downwards , returns to Projekt alongside collaborative singer/songwriter Anji Bee, with an offering which embraces many of the finer qualities of Lum’s earlier recordings, updated by musical maturity.
Lum and Bee began their artistic collaboration in 1999, composing Atmospheric Drum 'n' Bass club mixes used primarily as dub plates for Lum's DJ sets. In early 2000, they co-authored a Jazz-Step remix for Claire Voyant's album, Time Again, on Metropolis Records. Several more dance-inspired singles were released throughout 2001, including two tracks on Chill-Out compilations for Water Music Records.
Radically changing courses in late 2001, Lovespirals began composing new material with stronger pop sensibilities, building their songs around narrative lyrics and catchy melodic hooks. The resulting album, Windblown Kiss, marks another step in Lum's musical evolution and signals the arrival of Bee as a true vocal force in their song writing. Slow-burning Blues, Bebop Jazz, Flamenco-spiced Folk Rock, Western-tinged Dream Pop – Lovespirals blend all these influences and more into heady, intoxicating mixture. Spiritual, yet earthy, and utterly heartfelt, Windblown Kiss envelopes one in a beautifully soothing dream-drenched world, timeless in quality and essence.
"Windblown Kiss is a post-Shoegazer masterwork." Sean Flinn, Choler.com
High-quality Mp3s of several tracks from the upcoming album are available free at: mp3.com/lovespirals.
V/A - Excelsis v. 3 ~ a prelude Maxi-CD | PROJEKT 2001 | "Aspenglow"
V/A - Time Again (a collection of remixes) CD | METROPOLIS 2001 | "Bittersweet (Remix)"
photo by Susan Jennings