Future Past

by Lovespirals

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Future Past, Lovespirals’ 4th full-length album, is a career-defining synthesis of the band’s vast musical influences into a fresh new electronica sound. This captivating 11 track set contains their strongest songwriting to date, with an attention to detail in recording quality and production that is unmatched in the duo’s decade-long history. As the title suggests, Lovespirals have melded the contemporary with the classic; embracing the past, but with an eye towards the future.

In that spirit, the duo made a nod to their earliest collaborations with the atmospheric drum & bass tune, “Love,” which was remixed by various producers to create the 'Love EP,' also available on Bandcamp. On the other end of the musical spectrum is “Feel So Good,” by far the band’s funkiest downtempo groove, infused with dashes of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man. This track was featured as a Sony Acid Planet remix contest, which lead to the 'Feel So Good EP,' also available on Bandcamp. Interestingly, both of these songs feature lyrics which vocalist, Anji Bee, wrote within the first year of working with band founder, Ryan Lum.

Lovely album opener, “Home,” happily welcomes the band’s return to electronica from their previous Dream Pop release, 'Long Way From Home.' This track, along with the gorgeously melancholic “Shine,” and epic album-closer, “Believe,” are bittersweet electro-pop gems in the vein of early Air or Zero 7, with lazy beats, lush arrangements, and Bee’s honeyed vocals. But Lum’s masterful guitar work sets the band apart from their downtempo contemporaries, bringing the rhythm and lead playing of a classic rock artist to a largely computer-based genre.

It’s the magical combination of Lum’s soulful guitar and Bee’s sumptuous vocal harmonies that is the cornerstone of Lovespirals’ unique signature sound. With a subtle yet powerful mix of musical moods and emotional expressions, 'Future Past' is sure to enchant both old and new listeners for years to come.

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Chris of Chillout Scene wrote:
“Lovespirals’ sound is similar to one of my favorite chillout artists, Zero 7. Ryan’s bluesy guitar playing makes them unique and even more interesting than Zero 7. Anji’s heavenly vocals also set Lovespirals apart from other artists. A delightfully chill album.”

Singer/Songwriter Beth Hirsch said:
“Lovespirals latest CD, 'Future Past' is easily one of the best chill out albums to welcome in 2010. The album is sexy, moody, bluesy, ethereal – pure Lovespirals.”

Matt Rowe of Music TAP wrote:
“Lovespirals is an undiscovered diamond, cut to a many-faceted perfection in their new album... Future Past is their masterpiece work to date. With Manzarek-like keyboards, a masterful bluesy guitar, and an angelic voice... not to be missed.”

Brett Crockett of Karmacoda said:
“Future Past sounds both classic and yet completely new; it features the most compelling elements of seventies groups yet is completely rooted in today’s electronica/pop/alternative genres.”

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credits

released 01 January 2010

Anji Bee: lyrics, vocal arrangements.
Ryan Lum: electric and acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, and percussion.

All songs written by, published, and copyright Anji Bee (BMI) and Ryan Lum (BMI).

Recorded, mixed, and produced by Lovespirals at Chillcuts Studio between March 2008 and September 2009.
Mastered by Robert Rich of Soundscape Productions October 2009.

Photography by Susan Jennings www.incisioncandy.com
Artwork and design by www.ithinkitsnice.com

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Lovespirals Los Angeles, California

Lovespirals are the dreamy downtempo pop duo of musician & producer Ryan Lum and vocalist & lyricist Anji Bee, who have been writing, recording & producing independent music together since 1999. The band have released 4 albums, 7 extended singles, plus numerous compilation tracks. Lovespirals' music has been featured on MTV, VH1, E!TV, ABC, WB & other TV & cable channels internationall7. ... more

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Track Name: Home
Traveled to the mountains
Down into the valleys
Drove from coast to coast
And when I had returned
This is what I learned
The thing I love the most

Is to be home, home, home, home

Set out in search of romance
All across this country
Ran from man to man
And when the seeds were sown
Found the truth I owned
Only thing I understand

Is my home, home, home, home
Home, home, home, home

Clean sheets they wait for me
There’s no place I’d rather be
Than home, home

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: Feel So Good
Ooh lover, you make me feel so good
All over, just like I knew you would
Now you’ve won me, you didn’t think you could
Now I’ve gotta have ya, I think that’s understood

Ooh, and we should, and we should, and we should
Get together
Ooh, and we should, yeah we should, yeah we should
Get together (together)

Ya make me feel so good (feel so good) (x4)

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh uh-huh

Ya make me feel (feel so good) so good
Ya make me feel (feel so good) so good
Feel (feel so good) feel so good, so good uh-huh

Ya make me feel so good (so good)
Ya make me feel so good (oh so good)
Ya make me feel so good (so good)
Ya make me feel so good

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: Rain
When was the last time that we saw rain?
Come wash away the grey; make it all clean again
Your pitter-patter I find so comforting
So rain, my dear old friend, return once more to me

Day after day, infernal sun, he rises through the gloom
His jovial light offends my eye as he invades my room
Where are the clouds I knew as if they were my own?
Please come back, envelope me, make me feel right at home

Rattle my shutters
Whistle through my eaves
It’s been too quiet here
Stir up my senses, please
Please

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: Shine
Look out across the night
Into the falling sky
From blue into gray
Match the mood of my eyes
The city now succumbs to darkness
With a quiet sigh

But oh, we’ll not forget
The light’s not far behind
Ooh, its promise is contained
Within each star that shines
Let it shine

Listen and you’ll find
A silence that belies
The drama of our lives
All our lows and our highs
The people now succumb
To darkness with a silent cry

But oh, we’ll not forget
The light’s not far behind
Ooh, its promise is contained
Within each star that shines

Let it shine
Shine, shine, shine, shine
Let it shine
Shine, shine, shine, shine
Shine, shine, shine, shine
Shine, shine, shine, shine

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: One of Those Days
Feels like it’s one of those days
One of those days
Do ya know what I mean?

I wish I’d stayed home in bed
Covered my head
And told everyone to go away

Because it’s one of those days
One of those days
Do ya know what I mean?

Wish I could stop
Turn back the clock
And start it all over again

Because it’s one of those days
Just one of those days
Do ya know what I mean?

One of those days, just one of those days
Do you know what I mean?
I said it’s one of those days, just one of those days, those days, those days…

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: Love
Love is so hard to find
Love that’s returned in kind
Love brings you peace of mind

I want love
We all want love
We all need love
Love

So if you see your chance, take it
Don’t ever forsake it
Ooh you just can’t fake it
Come with me and make love

Love, love, love
I want love
Love

I want love
We all want love
We all need love
Love

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: Water Under the Bridge
What’s the point in thinking over
How it could’ve been
When there’s no chance of doing over
All those things again

Would have
Should have
Could have
Might have

Water
Water under the bridge
(x4)

Yes indeed time’s come and gone
History is written
Naught to do but continue
Our future now begins

Would have
Should have
Could have
Might have

Water
Water under the bridge
(x4)

Ooh ooh ooh…

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: Insignificant
The multitudinous laughter of the sea
Trapped in a violent silence I can’t break
I’m insignificant

I no longer read, I don’t think, & I can’t speak
Trapped in a violent silence I can’t break
I’m insignificant

I’m dazed and I’m drained
Just a shell of myself
Oh oh oh
I’m insignificant
(x2)

When the world is so big
Time stretching out immeasurable
Who am I to say anything
(x2)

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Insignificant
(x5)

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: Sinking
The bills are getting paid
And all of them on time
Every day the sun keeps rising
Up into the sky

But every night
There’s a cold, cold stone
Where my heart should be
Its put away
And locked up tight
I’ve thrown away the key

Oh but its hard
Yeah, its so hard
To say what I mean to say
Push it down and block it out
Hope it all just goes away

Who am I to complain?
People got it worse than me
No food to eat, no place to sleep
Living in poverty

I’m just some girl
Who’s got it all
That’s what they like to think
But I’ve just learned
To bail it out
Quick enough not to sink
Oh, I am sinking

Oh and its hard
Yeah its so hard
To trust anyone out there
‘Cause everybody’s hurting too
Too preoccupied to care

Oh lord, oh lord
I am sinking
(x4)

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: Believe
Looking into the future
Through the eyes of the past
Its hard to know how far you’ll go
Or how long it will last

Its so hard to make commitments
When all you see is change
Nothing worldly is permanent
Our lives, they rearrange

But I’d like to believe
There’s something waiting for me
When I finally arrive at the end of the line
Guess I’ll just have to wait and see

Back when I was younger
I never could have known
I’d be where I am today
Look at how I’ve grown

Staring back at yesterday
The shapes fall into place
Seems the mystery of history
Is easy to retrace

Still I’d like to believe
There’s something waiting for me
When I finally arrive at the end of the line
Guess I’ll just have to wait and see
Oh. Wait and see.

But I’d like to believe
There’s something waiting for me
When I finally arrive at the end of the line
Guess I’ll just have to wait and see
Oh. Wait and see.

– By Anji Bee (BMI)