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Peaking Lights: Cosmic Logic


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From the label:
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“They return! Los Angeles duo Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, AKA Peaking Lights will release new album Cosmic Logic through Weird World on October 6th 2014.
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Even in an era where omnivorous consumption and assimilation of different cultures has become almost common place in pop, there remains something special about the depth and passion of Coyes and Dunis’s musical knowledge as evident on Cosmic Logic. It’s a record where a loving homage to ‘Der Song von Mandelay’ – the first song on The Flying Lizards’ debut album (opening track “Infinite Trips”), The Carpenters re-interpretation of 70’s prog rockers Klaatu (the interplanetary groove of “Telephone Call”) and the deliriously catchy digi-dub of lead single “Breakdown” (below) all coalesce with elements of  Jamaican digital dancehall, Cosmic Italo, Chicago house and acid house, Afrobeat and Zamrock, early west coast hip-hop and disco boogie crossover  into something both instantly recognisable and delightfully alien. Looking both to other cultures and the cosmos for inspiration, Cosmic Logic is a record that searches – a beacon in dark times. Or, as Coyes puts it — “Peaking Lights’ whole thing has always been based on an idea of Fucked Modern Pop but exactly what that is, we don’t know…we’re still trying to figure that out.””
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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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