We're excited to announce the third full length release from West Coast dub heads Peaking Lights: Lucifer. With it, the golden duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis continue to crystallize their mesmerizing sound and find new dimensions within. Lucifer also comes at a time of great transition for this married couple and it reflects the possibilities that they have found during this new life era, especially with the birth of their son, Mikko- a guiding light muse for the album.
Recorded in Brooklyn at Gary's Electric studio over the course of a month, Peaking Lights consider Lucifer a nocturnal version of their sound. It’s slinkier and full of grooves. “To us this record is about play and playfulness, unconditional love, rhythms and pulses, creation and vibration,” says Coyes. Lucifer is also Peaking Lights’ most ambitious release to date in terms of its approach and scope. Through their studio experiments, the duo has managed to link their musical loves—dub, krautrock, analog electronic dance music, sound collages, pop music—all while maintaining cohesive songs. Lucifer was self-produced and engineered by Al Carlson (Yeasayer, Ford & Lopatin, 0PN).
Though the name Lucifer may carry sinister connotations to some, to Peaking Lights it represents the start of something new. “All of our record titles have come to us in dreams, daydreams and epiphanies.” says Coyes. “Lucifer sat so strong with us. It means ‘Venus, bearer of light’ and is the first sign of the sunrise. There are some major astrological and astronomical events involving Venus in this year of 2012.”
Peaking Lights, are to release the deluxe edition of ‘936’, their second album and first for Weird World on November 21st 2011.
Before that though, the band today offer a new window into their unique world – 936.fm. With over ten hours of newly mixed rarities, oddities and lost classics from a truly formidable record collection looping on the site this week, anyone already familiar with the amazingly deep, wide-ranging and well-conceived mixtapes that the couple have sporadically released to date will find much to be excited with in this digital crate-digger’s paradise. Anyone not yet initiated can expect quite the trip.
Starting today (Monday 14th), a new mix will loop continuously on the site’s custom player every day until Friday when the site will premiere a remix mixtape comprised of brand new versions of ‘936’ tracks by Adrian Sherwood, Main Attrakionz, patten, DaM-FunK, Damu, Cadenza, Sunless ’97, d’Eon, Doldrums Maria Minerva and more.
Here’s a teaser of what to come in the shape of Bay Area rap crew Main Attrakionz’ remix of ‘936’ track “Marshmellow Yellow”