Peaking Lights

E S C A P E

Dekmantel
20.95 €
icon/play-white
Add To Cart
Tax included, Shipping not included
With their first LP in over three years, Californian psych-dub duo Peaking Lights offer an outlet from the mundane with a kaleidoscopic collection of lo-fi, escapist-electronic pop. Over their illustrious twelve-year-plus career, the husband and wife duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis have set themselves apart with their characteristic dreamy, and melancholic sound that blends together elements of dub, and delicate-but-quirky electronics. E S C A P E, Peaking Light’s sixth album, and first for Dekmantel, finds them at their finest, replete with atmospheric landscapes crafted out of homemade-percussive loops, that sit alongside wondrous electronic pop and krautrock-like hooks, all tied together by Indra Dunis’ composed and hypnotic vocal charm. Now based out in Amsterdam, and having firmly established themselves on Dekmantel with their 2018 EP Sea of Sand, Coyes and Dunis’ unique brand of indie-synthwave yet further explores their ongoing delve into transcendental, psychedelic music. With E S C A P E, the production duo illustrate their pragmatic use of instrumentation and dubbing to create more heady and celestial avant-pop. From the very outset on opening track ‘Dharma’, the band’s iconic retro-dub aesthetic kicks in, before being accompanied by a litany of drum machines, sweeping compressed effects, and Dunis’ hypnotic serene vocals. Coyes, somewhat of a connoisseur and collector of varying studio gear adopts his steadfast dynamic approach to production, playing with new mixing techniques, tape loops, compression and effects throughout. It’s this freedom to indulge, and create new instruments, processes and sounds that have made Peaking Lights unique; an ever-present industriousness that characterises E S C A P E, whether it be on the deep textures of ‘Change Always Comes’, to the cathartic 80s pre-rave-wave of ‘The Damned’. E S C A P E is a vibrant moment full of multi-spectral melodies crafted in an aesthetic the group have excelled in and made their own; a style exemplified by their breakout 2011 LP 936. And throughout E S C A P E, whether it’s on the esoteric ‘Eyes Alive’ to the mesmerising beach rhythms of ‘Dreams’, Peaking Lights’ rich and reverberated sonic palette shines through. For both dreamers and dancers alike, the latest offering to Peaking Lights’ illustrious catalogue is a true mind-expanding and fantastical listen full of passion and catharsis.

Share Article

Details

Release Date

31.07.2020

Cat No

DKMNTL081

Tracklist

Track 1
icon/play-white
Track 2
icon/play-white
Track 3
icon/play-white
Track 4
icon/play-white
Track 5
icon/play-white
Track 6
icon/play-white
Track 7
icon/play-white
Track 8
icon/play-white
Track 9
icon/play-white
Track 10
icon/play-white
Track 11
icon/play-white
Track 12
icon/play-white
Track 13
icon/play-white
Indie / Alternative
LP + mp3
Peaking Lights
19.00 €
936Weird World
Backorder
Rock / Pop / Indie
LP + mp3
Peaking Lights
19.00 €
936Weird World
Rock / Pop
7" Flexi-disc
Peaking Lights
6.95 €
Beautiful SonWeird World
Add To Cart
Rock / Pop / Indie
7" Flexi-disc
Peaking Lights
6.95 €
Beautiful SonWeird World
Neo Disco
icon/play-white
12''
Peaking Lights
11.95 €
Sea Of SandDekmantel
Backorder
Disco
12''
icon/play-white
Peaking Lights
11.95 €
Sea Of SandDekmantel
E Pop
icon/play-white
LP
Peaking Lights
20.95 €
The Fifth State Of ConsciousnessTwo Flowers Records
Backorder
Rock / Pop / Indie
LP
icon/play-white
Peaking Lights
20.95 €
The Fifth State Of ConsciousnessTwo Flowers Records
E Pop
icon/play-white
CD
Peaking Lights
14.95 €
The Fifth State Of ConsciousnessTwo Flowers Records
Preorder
Rock / Pop / Indie
CD
icon/play-white
Peaking Lights
14.95 €
The Fifth State Of ConsciousnessTwo Flowers Records
House
icon/play-white
12"
Peaking Lights
9.95 €
Little FlowerTwo Flowers
Backorder
House
12"
icon/play-white
Peaking Lights
9.95 €
Little FlowerTwo Flowers
Ambient
icon/play-white
LP
Frits Wentink & Erik Madigan Heck
23.95 €
Safe PassageDekmantel
Add To Cart
Electronica
LP
icon/play-white
Frits Wentink & Erik Madigan Heck
23.95 €
Safe PassageDekmantel
Italo Disco
icon/play-white
2-LP
Various
22.95 €
Profondo Nero - Italo Disco & Synth-Pop 1983-1989Dekmantel
Backorder
Disco
2-LP
icon/play-white
Various
22.95 €
Profondo Nero - Italo Disco & Synth-Pop 1983-1989Dekmantel
Electronica
icon/play-white
12"
Upsammy
11.95 €
BendDekmantel
Backorder
Electronica
12"
icon/play-white
Upsammy
11.95 €
BendDekmantel
tba
12''
Various
11.95 €
Scores IIDekmantel
Preorder
Rock / Pop / Indie
12''
Various
11.95 €
Scores IIDekmantel
UK Bass
icon/play-white
12''
Identified Patient
10.95 €
Nerve DepositDekmantel
Preorder
Bass Music
12''
icon/play-white
Identified Patient
10.95 €
Nerve DepositDekmantel
Cosmic
icon/play-white
12"
Bufiman
10.95 €
Rhythm TraxDekmantel
Backorder
Disco
12"
icon/play-white
Bufiman
10.95 €
Rhythm TraxDekmantel
House
icon/play-white
2-12"
Andy Ash
22.95 €
Not At HomeStill Music
Backorder
House
2-12"
icon/play-white
Andy Ash
22.95 €
Not At HomeStill Music
UK Garage
icon/play-white
12"
Wilfy D
13.95 €
New Lockdown Soul EPDansu Discs
Add To Cart
House
12"
icon/play-white
Wilfy D
13.95 €
New Lockdown Soul EPDansu Discs
Deep House
icon/play-white
2-LP
Prequel
22.95 €
Love (or I Heard You Like Heartbreak)Rhythm Section International
Add To Cart
House
2-LP
icon/play-white
Prequel
22.95 €
Love (or I Heard You Like Heartbreak)Rhythm Section International
Re Edit (Disco)
icon/play-white
12"
Mr K Edits
12.95 €
Mr K Edits Vol. 3Mr K Edits
Add To Cart
Disco
12"
icon/play-white
Mr K Edits
12.95 €
Mr K Edits Vol. 3Mr K Edits
Acid House
icon/play-white
12"
backtotheparty
11.95 €
Let's Get Jazzy / Acid Life / See The Lightbacktotheparty
Add To Cart
House
12"
icon/play-white
backtotheparty
11.95 €
Let's Get Jazzy / Acid Life / See The Lightbacktotheparty
Re Edit (Disco)
icon/play-white
12"
Soul Clap
11.95 €
Gator Boots Vol. 17 – Soul Clap EditsGator Boots
Add To Cart
Disco
12"
icon/play-white
Soul Clap
11.95 €
Gator Boots Vol. 17 – Soul Clap EditsGator Boots