Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Peaking Lights - 936 (2011)

Laid-back but propulsive narco-disco grooves shot through with dub and desert psych. Aside from the lo-fi recording, 936 is very similar to their new album, The Fifth State of Consciousness, which is my favorite (non-metal) album of the year thus far. It's just such versatile music, you know? I'm just as likely to listen to Peaking Lights while driving around in a hot-ass car as when I'm getting stoned -- uppers or downers! -- or putting the moves on my lady.

Track listing:
1. Synthy
2. All the Sun That Shines
3. Amazing and Wonderful
4. Birds of Paradise Dub Version
5. Hey Sparrow
6. Tiger Eyes (Laid Back)
7. Marshmellow Yellow
8. Summertime

Sweetness seems so far away

You should also check out:
Pure X -
Pleasure (2011)
Pure Bathing Culture -
Moon Tides (2013)


  1. love this one, still need to peep the new record. what's your fav of the year so far, metal or otherwise?

    1. Pretty much impossible to say at this point, I've definitely listened to Peaking Lights the most. Aside from that, there's:

      Blanck Mass - World Eater
      Inferno - Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution)
      Dodecahedron - Kwintessens
      Caterina Barbieri - Patterns of Consciousness
      Vanessa Amara - Like All Mornings
      Ellen Allien - Nost
      Visible Cloaks - Resassemblage
      Moon Duo - Occult Architecture Vol. 1
      Colin Stetson - All This I Do for Glory
      Yair Elazar Glotman & Mats Erlandsson - Negative Chambers