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.