A review from Bikini Magazine:
Sailing on a grossamer sheen, swaying like a leaf lightly transversing the airwaves. Love Spirals Downward unleashes achingly sweet melodies, led by the siren voice of Suzanne Perry, and tucked in a bed of soft ambient atmospherics and bittersweet acoustic strumming. There isn't a lot to this band's ethreal sounds: a repeating synth figure, some soft beats, understated acoustic accompaniment, and Perry's barely distinguishable lyrics sung with the light touch care of one handling a glass figurine. Only here, less is more. Haunting like an unshakable dream, songs such as "Last Classic" and "Promises" infiltrate your consciousness, filling it with gentle brooding. Even the lesser tunes, including the half dozen instrumentals not graced by Perry's remarkable voice, deliver delicate, foreboding allure, like mist at the dawn's break. This proves itself to be rather affecting mood music.
A review from Industrial Nation:
As beautiful as ever, Love Spirals Downward astonishes us with another perfect flowing CD. Ever combines Suzanne Perry's exquisite voice with Ryan's melodic guitar as aptly as before. A tad different than their previous releases, Ever is by far one of Projekt's best releases. Love Spirals Downwards brings ethereal to a deeper realm. Heavy with 4AD touch but unique for the most part, they have proved live and on CD they don't need much more than her an angelic voive and his guitar. A very serene piece of art, Ever's songs just swirl with each other. Like the more electronic devised "Madras," the dark and sad devised "Last Classic," or the His Name is Alive reminiscent song "Delta" and the pretty love song "Lieberflusse" singing how she is "the only one." Every one of Love Spirals Downwards songs is beautiful and independent on its own; yet every title fits exactly together. This CD along with any other of Love Spirals Downward releases are highly recommended.
The mood on Ever is a slightly lighter one than on past releases - still moody, but not quite as dark, as if a few more rays of sunlight have found their way into the dust-filled room in which Ryan Lum and Suzanne Perry write songs. Other than that and the inclusion of some electronic ambient elements on certain songs, not much has changed as far as musical direction from previous albums. Layers of acoustic and/or effects-laden guitars still create the perfect bed for Suzanne Perry's amazing golden vocals, the songs are still the kind that will worm their way into your subconcious, and the overall atmosphere remains wonderfully bittersweet. The ambient grooves underneath "Madras" and "Ananda" take a little getting used to (they sound like LSD songs remixed...), but it doesn't take long. Overall, another beautiful album well worth the wait. - Carrie Tucker
A review from The Onion:
In the past 10 years, countless show gazing dream-pop bands have come and gone, leaving behind a large but largely forgotten body of lush, languorous work. If that ethereal little subgenre is dead, Love Spirals Downwards plays "post-shoegazer" music, co-opting the crisply pretty guitar lines and billowy female vocals - and stripping away the layers of cloudiness that typify the work of bands like Slowdive and pre-1995 Lush. Ever, Love Spirals Downwards' third album, plays through like one long, meandering voice, albeit one that's sometimes fed through filters or accompanied by acoustic guitars and the occasional electronic noise. SInger Suzanne Perry has one of those high, hypnotic voices that swoop and soar dramatically, especially on the unprententious voice and guitar tracks like "El Pedregal" and "Lieberflusse." It's a nice airy surprise, recalling many of the best things about a lot of dead and gone bands. - ST