Love Spirals Downwards

Love Spirals Downwards

Love Spirals Downwards was begun in the late 80's by multi-instrumentalist and producer, Ryan Lum, but didn't truly take flight until the addition of girlfriend-turned-vocalist, Suzanne Perry, in 1991. Two of their three initial demo tracks were featured on the "Across this Grey Land 3" comp, garnering international attention from fans and critics alike, and sparking their career as one of Projekt Records' most successful artists to date.

At first unsure what to term the unique sound of "Idylls," their premier album, many referred to LSD as Ethereal or Dark Wave. By their second release, "Ardor," LSD had embraced the newly emerged Shoegazer movement. With "Ever," the third offering, the band stripped down their sound a bit, ala the evolving Slow Core scene, while at the same time beginning to explore the beats and synth textures of Trip Hop. Their last studio album, "Flux," culminated in a unique mix of Jungle break beats & rhythms with all of their earlier Ethereal, Folk, and World elements. "Temporal," a post-mortem compilation released in January 2000, finely illustrated how each successive Love Spirals Downwards album successfully incorporated new elements into their basic foundation of beautifully atmospheric melodies and gorgeous female vocals.

Primarily a recording project, the duo performed live about a dozen times -- generally in conjunction with Projekt Festivals -- almost all of them acoustically. Love Spirals Downwards' last live show was in 1998. In 1999, Lum began working with new collaborator, Anji Bee, under the shortened moniker of Lovespirals.

Love Spirals Downwards Discography


Love Spirals Downwards Idylls (Album) Projekt US 1992 Sell This Version
Love Spirals Downwards Ardor (Album) Projekt Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Love Spirals Downwards Ever (Album) Projekt US 1996 Sell This Version
Love Spirals Downwards Flux (Album) Projekt US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PROJEKT 70 Love Spirals Downwards Sideways Forest(CD, Single) Projekt PROJEKT 70 US 1996 Sell This Version
Love Spirals Downwards Little Drummer Boy (Single) Not On Label (Love Spirals Downwards Self-Released) US 2010


PROJEKT 97 Love Spirals Downwards Temporal: A Collection Of Music Past & Present(CD, Comp) Projekt PROJEKT 97 US 2000 Sell This Version


Love Spirals Downwards Live (Album) US 2001 Sell This Version