Peaking Lights - Lucifer In Dub
Underwhelming album of dub re-edits of tracks from album Lucifer
LA husband and wife duo, Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, aka Peaking Lights released their third album Lucifer earlier this year (after early CDrs, then 2009's Imaginary Falcons and 2011's 936). It was an elegant, woozy collection of escapist dreampop, fusing sound collage, dub, hollowed-out keys and wind-tunnel vocals. Here they present a six song collection of dub re-edits of tracks from Lucifer – and yes, it is probably as underwhelming as it sounds.
While there is something to be said for getting lost in the plodding, psyche fugue of Lucifer in Dub – the shimmering ‘My Heart Dubs 4 U’ is the standout – it’s not exactly a giant leap in the couple’s sound, no matter how they dress it up as a doffing of the cap to pioneers such as King Tubby and Augustus Pablo.