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From the glittering dream laden hills of Los Angeles comes the lush, crepuscular sounds of LUCKYandLOVE (Loren Luck and April Love). Imagine a skate park at dusk with speakers high as walls, heavy, polyphonic sounds vibrating and rearranging the air like so many light particles splitting in two, Lucky + Love, pouring into your ears. A haunting and precise sound carving itself into your cognitive memory, music travelling like gypsies through the ether.
The real creative ingenuity of this duo is that they've found a way to build on the rich legacy of their predecessors (Cocteau Twins Depeche Mode), without simply repeating the past, these are new sounds glowing in the dark, twined around the warm, lush vocals of April Love.
Their music video, Digging in The Earth, has the kind of wild creative presentation that The Cramps would be proud of. B-movie aesthetics and camp, a nod to 90's era Gregg Araki, where ants carry a T.V. aloft like food, and, well, dance.
The last track, Full Moon, proves just how cinematically inclined the ethos of LUCKYandLove is, the album coming to an end like the closing credits on the silver screen.
The spiritual presence of David Lynch and Siouxsie Sioux hover somewhere above the rich, mysterious musical world on display here. Which is to say unexpected moments of beauty and allure that are well worth the trip taken with this duo. Hop in the car, preferably at night, and listen to Lucky + Love, an album that takes you to the stars.
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