Boomkat Product Review:
Imaginary Falcons is the full-length debut from Wisconsin duo Peaking Lights (aka Rah Dunes' Aaron Coynes and Indra Dunis). This has to rank as one of the most consistently serene and melodious missives from the Night-People stable, kicking off with an intro track full of floating pentatonic motifs and tape-delayed, crumbling ambience before 'Silver Tongues. Soft Whispers' finds the duo fashioning a pop song (of sorts) out of their plodding and primal keyboard instruments, oscillator fizz, and decayed vocals. The album's centre-piece is the excellent eleven-minuter 'Wedding Song', taking scratchy old synth sounds and cheap bossa-box beats to build up a strange rhythm section while twanging spaghetti western guitars and muffled lead vocals chime in. On a not dissimilar note, 'Owls Barking' closes the album with a tuneful, cosmic, new-age jam that's beyond lo-fi but tons of fun, bringing to mind a krautrock-influenced Sun Araw.