Boomkat Product Review
Properly immersive album of lambent kraut-dub groovers and fuggy psyche from the Madison, WI duo of Peaking Lights - sounding something like the bastard child of Forest Swords, Zola Jesus, Tom Tom Club and Nite Jewel. Their hauntingly melodic '936' is made of the stuff we could happily hear on loop all day. Like Pocahaunted or Sun Araw minus the noisiest elements, their trance mantras lasso the flightiest psyche essence and lets it guide them through ethereal other-zones, Indra Dunis' vox streaming echoic comtrails across dusted desert dub landscapes on 'Amazing And Wonderful' or like a distant cousin to Dadawah on the twinkly telepathic skank of 'Birds of Paradise Dub version'. 'Hey Sparrow' is more pastoral, with an effusive melodic nature warranting comparisons with Harmonia, while 'Tiger Eyes' bridges the gap between Forest Swords' loping dub repetitions and hand-built synth-pop. However, highlights have to be 'Marshmellow Yellow' and 'All The Sun That Shines', both using slinky House and minimalist disco rhythms to utterly sublime effect, kinda-like more dosed-up post-dancefloor versions of the 100% Silk releases. Following the albums' reissue on Domino, we find four tasty remixes courtesy of Main Attrakionz, On-U Sound, Dam Funk and Patten. Very highly recommended - one of the albums of the year fo' sure.