Peaking Lights: Lucifer – review

(Weird World)

It starts in the gloaming, with an instrumental called Moonrise – two minutes of jangling chimes and the hammering of a clock that can't stop striking the hour. It ends at dawn, with an outro called Morning Star, whose notes slide around, exhausted. In between, husband-and-wife Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, and their new baby, Mikko (that's him gurgling on Lo Hi), spend the night in a cocoon of family bliss. The couple rhapsodise their child in Beautiful Son, celebrate their relationship in Live Love, and convey the symbiosis of music and marriage in Dreambeat: "Beats in the rhythm of the heart," chants Dunis, "my heart it beats for you." It could be self-indulgent, but what saves it is the music: a fluid, ecstatic dance of blips and bleeps that reflects the couple's love of sound, of cosmic psychedelia, dub, art-rock, electronica and everything in between. The result is the best album Peaking Lights have yet recorded.

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