Peaking Lights - Lucifer
- Malcolm Jack
- 29 June 2012
You can smell the hemp from the Wisconsin duo's idealistic new record but bonged out whimsy only part of Lucifer's charm
Where Wisconsin electro-dub/chillwave husband-wife duo Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis’ acclaimed second album, 936, released last November, was the soundtrack to an imaginary summer, its prompt follow-up appropriately arrives just in time for your actual warm season. It’s inspired by ‘unconditional love’ and the birth of their son and ‘guiding light muse’ Mikko, with song titles drawn from ‘dreams, daydreams and epiphanies’. You can practically smell the hemp. But bonged-out whimsy is only part of Lucifer’s charm. Spiritualised-style beatific blues (‘Beautiful Son’), deep-sea dub (‘Cosmic Tides’) and hypnotic house (‘Dream Beat’) all float in drowsy, cosmic equilibrium across a decidedly spacious and spaced-out set. One for lovers of the comedown side of Screamadelica.