The first single from Lovespirals’ 4th album, 'Future Past,' to get the full remix treatment is “Love” - an atmospheric drum ‘n’ bass tune that recalls some of the duo’s earliest work together. From angular drum ‘n’ bass, to lush downtempo, to atmospheric ambient music, this moody remix collection covers a lot of sonic ground. And Anji’s Chillcast listeners should be familiar with most — if not all — of the contributing producers which includes: Chill Factor-5, 7 Day Visa, Divasonic, Soul Whirling Somewhere, Xurba and Falling You. Get it on iTunes
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Lovespirals’ 4th full-length album, Future Past, was just released this week on the iTunes Music Store. Individual songs are available in non-DRM 256k AAC for just $.99 each or buy the full album for $9.99. The band offered Future Past digipac CDs and digital downloads over the holiday season exclusively on the Lovespirals Webstore, but the official album release date is January 1, 2010. Popular online music store, CDBaby, is also offering Future Past in both CD and digital download formats. More stores will be following soon.
Reactions thus far have been extremely positive, with many fans claiming Future Past to be Lovespirals’ best album to date. Even with the extremely limited holiday season release, some have included Future Past in their “best of 2009″ lists, including Green Arrow Radio and several Last.FM bloggers:
Crap on a cracker, this album has gotten me so hooked, I can rarely pull away from it. Anji’s voice is like honey, very smooth. I was a bit concerned how the follow-up to “Long Way From Home” was going to sound, because it’s one of my favorite albums ever and very hard to surpass. But Anji and Ryan have done it. And how! - Escapings, Last.FM
Singer/songwriter, Beth Hirsch - who’s perhaps best known for her work with Air on their seminal Moon Safari album - has been extremely supportive, writing:
From the unforgettable chorus on “Shine,” to Anji Bee’s sultry vocal cadences on tracks such “Feels So Good”, “Love,” and “Rain”, to the stunning guitar riffs, Rhodes, and instrumentation by Ryan Lum on “Meanwhile, Irreplaceable Time Flees” and “One Of These Days,” Lovespirals’ latest CD, Future Past, is easily one of the best chillout albums to welcome in 2010. The album is sexy, moody, bluesy, ethereal – pure Lovespirals. — Beth Hirsch, CDBaby
Karmacoda frontman and producer, B, has shown his support as well. After attending an exclusive pre-release listening party, he had this to say:
Lovespirals combines seamless harmony and a relaxed tempo with guitar and synthesized instrumentals for a sound that is unique. ‘Future Past’ sounds both classic and yet completely new; it features the most compelling elements of seventies groups yet is completely rooted in today’s electronica/pop/alternative genres. — Brett Crockett
Anji and Ryan of Lovespirals would love to read your review of Future Past on iTunes!
The first single from Future Past, “Shine,” has been selected as Alternative Pop “Track of the Day” on music site, Garageband. The accolade comes as part of the ongoing music contest for this unique site, where songs are judged by fellow musicians on a number of criteria. “Shine” was featured on the site earlier as the “Best Female Vocals” in Alt Pop for the week of December 7, 2009. The word “sexy” seems to be popping up quite a bit in reviews of Anji Bee’s vocals for this track… You can download “Shine” FREE from Lovespirals’ Garageband page. In related news, Future Past was just released on iTunes the 1st of January, 2010. The album is also available in digital and CD format on CDbaby and the band’s own webstore.
"Shine" by Lovespirals is Track of the Day in Alt Pop on Garageband
Lovespirals first Future Past single, “Shine” has won the Garageband Reviewer’s Pick Award for Best Female Vocals in the Alternative Pop genre for this week. This is an ongoing contest judged by site users, primarily musicians who are also participating in the contest held by this unique i-Like owned music site. Songs are judged in an anonymous fashion, with the reviewer having no information about the track other than the soundfile itself until after they have rated it and posted their review comments. Kieran Moore of Ireland wrote, “Quite a haunting song. Nice mood with the Rhodes, and the female singer has a sexy voice which works really well when layered. Reminds me of the French band Air. Good sound, well done.” Visit Lovespirals page on Garageband to read all the reviews thus far, as well as to stream or download “Shine” for free. You can also check out more Lovespirals songs, including the multiple-award-winning “Love Survives,” which won Track of the Day and Track of Week twice each, and currently holds #16 Best Female Vocals of All Time in the Electronica Genre.
Shine Wins Garageband Award for Best Female Vocals in Alternative Pop Category