PEAK­ING LIGHTS The Fifth State Of Con­scious­ness

Two Flow­ers

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

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Imag­i­nary Falcons, the fifth al­bum from Los An­ge­les hus­ban­dand-wife duo Peak­ing Lights is blissed out in all the right ways. They have also de­ployed some of the wrong ways, too, and with ex­quis­ite re­sults. Work­ing out of their Dream­fuzz stu­dio, In­dra Du­nis and Aaron Coyes dis­man­tled var­i­ous elec­tronic ma­chines, wrote melodies back­wards, played the re­sults in re­verse and tape-washed the whole af­fair us­ing a vin­tage 1976 Sound­craft mix­ing con­sole (an im­por­tant de­tail for the gear nerds out there). The re­sult is a se­ries of sounds that ap­pears wonky and dis­em­bod­ied yet pro­duces a sat­is­fy­ing and ef­fec­tive through-line. Pulling to­gether sem­blances of psych, elec­tron­ica, dub and house, full of play­ful touches, mag­nif­i­cent patches of sonic freak­ery. peak­ing­

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