Windblown Kiss

by Lovespirals

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about

Lovespirals’ lush, sensual songwriting embraces numerous genres on the band’s first full length album, fusing Dream Pop with slow burning Blues, Country tinged Folk, Loungey Jazz and touches of World Music. Windblown Kiss blissfully intermingles Ryan Lum’s dreamy acoustic and electric guitar melodies with lovely multi-languaged vocal harmonies by the earthy-yet-ethereal Anji Bee. Adding additional folk and jazz elements are special guests Sean Bowley (of Projekt Records’ Eden) on guitar & vocals, and Doron Orenstein (of Subliminal Records’ Monkey Bars) on saxophone.

Just when listeners think they know what’s coming next, Lovespirals throws another curveball, from the Pink Floyd-esque guitar and saxophone blues of the opening track, “Oh So Long,” to the Lum quintessential, Spanish language”Dejame,” to the island infused, Santana-esque “Our Nights”, and on through to the classic mid-century Lounge torch song closer, “I Can’t See You,” — not to mention two gritty Western-tinged duets with Tim Buckley-esque vocals by Bowley — Windblown Kiss truly blends the bands various musical influences into an unexpectedly heady concoction.

Embraced by their Projekt Records fanbase as "Gothic Jazz" in the vein of Angelo Badalamenti & Julee Cruise's work for David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" series -- or to dark Trip Hopsters, Portishead -- yet hailed as sweet "Twee Pop" akin to Jewel or The Cardigans by the English press, while still compared to Sade and Astrud Gilberto by the Jazz community - the only sure description of Lovespirals' "Windblown Kiss" is that there are no easy comparisons to make. There's simply no pigeonhole to place this CD into!

Different to be sure from Lovespirals’ fare past (such as their atmospheric Drum ‘n’ Bass EP, Ecstatic) or from Lovespirals fare to follow, this release strips down the band’s electronic elements and builds up the song structures using organic sounds which hearken back to Lum’s earlier Love Spirals Downwards material, but with that smooth, sensual Lovespirals touch. Romantic, spiritual, and utterly heartfelt, Windblown Kiss envelopes one in a soothing dream-drenched world, full of nostalgia and beauty.

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Lee Prosser of Jazz Review wrote, "Ryan Lum is a master of guitar, his techniques fresh and pleasant, and the sensual vocals of Anji Bee perfectly reflect the high quality of the musical compositions. Windblown Kiss is a magical listening experience, filled with sensitivity and beautiful soft jazz sounds.”

Matt Rowe of Music Tap wrote, "Windblown Kiss is a satisfying surprise offering from a band that stands out in an ever burgeoning sea of bands for its gorgeous song arrangements. This release, like sugar on our tongues, is a sweet indulgence. Every song features the erotically charged vocals of Anji Bee and the slowly building tension of Ryan Lum's jazzed up and sexy instruments. This album gives us the gift of remembering what once was good with love and anticipation. It encourages us and gives us hope that it can be that way again."

Mary Ellen Gustafson of Music Reviewer wrote, "Grabs you from the first note. The first song, "Oh So Long," opens with a guitar chord, a high hat, and wailing sax and you're immediately transported to a smoky lounge, in the wee hours, with an audience lost in the music. The voice of a sultry chanteuse joins the music and you're lost for sure. Anji Bee has an incredible voice that moves from sultry to sensual to surreal to earthy, and winds its way around the guitar work of Ryan Lum like smoke."

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credits

released June 18, 2002

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 July 2001 and January 2002. Mastered by Robert Rich of Soundscape Productions January 2002.

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Lovespirals Los Angeles, California

Lovespirals are musician & producer Ryan Lum and vocalist & lyricist Anji Bee, who have been writing, recording & producing a variety of dreamy pop-infused indie music since 1999. The band have released 4 albums, 9 singles & EP, plus numerous compilation tracks, as well as the working together on the debut Anji Bee solo CD. Ryan & Anji also produce the popular YouTube show, Happy Healthy Vegan. ... more

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Track Name: Oh So Long
As the days pass
From dusk to dawn
I count the minutes
And the hours
‘Til you come home again

And it’s oh so long to wait
I lack the patience
Give me strength
Lord, give me strength

Give me strength
Lord, give me strength

As the years pass
From frost to thaw
I count the days
And the months
‘Til I go home again

And it’s oh so long to wait
I lack the patience
Give me strength
Lord, give me strength

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: Dejame
Que somos?
Donde vamos?
Por que somos como somos?

Nada me turbe
Nada me espante
Todo se pasa

Que toda la vida es sueno
y los suenos, suenos son

Hay mas tiempo que vida
Dejame — sin miedo
Hay mas tiempo que vida
Dejame — sosegada

Nada me turbe
Nada me espante
Todo se pasa

Que toda la vida es sueno
y los suenos, suenos son

Hay mas tiempo que vida
Dejame — sin miedo
Hay mas tiempo que vida
Dejame – sosegada

Que somos?
Donde vamos?
Por que somos como somos?

Nada me turbe
Nada me espante
Todo se pasa

Hay mas tiempo que vida
Dejame
Hay mas tiempo que vida
Dejame

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: He Calls Me
He calls me
Every night he calls me, calls me
I listen, open up my heart and listen
His voice is like a song
I hear the melodies
So I learn them
Write them down so I can play them

People say I speak in tongues
People say that I am channeling
People say I speak in tongues
People say that I am channeling

People say I speak in tongues
People say that I am channeling
Help me, help me
Show them your glory

People say I speak in tongues
People say that I am channeling
Help me, help me
Show them your glory

He calls me
Every night he calls me, calls me
I listen, open up my heart and listen
His voice is like a song
I hear the melodies
So I learn them
Write them down so I can play them

Let them understand
You are in everything we do
(He calls me, every night he calls me)
(Help me, help me show them your glory)

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: Windblown Kiss
A windblown kiss
Carried over the sea
On sunlight’s rays
Dreams of delight
Dance their way to me

Einen luftkusse
Uber die meere
An eninem sonnenstrahl
Reizende traume
Tanzem mir zu

One can cry only so many
Sea salty tears
Oceans of missed kisses
Over the years

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: Our Nights
Floating along on an ocean breeze
The island coast in view
You’ll be the captain and I your mate
We need no other crew
The weather is fair, the sky is clear
The waves are very few
Nobody out on this perfect day
So I’m all alone with you

Sailing along here in Avalon
The sun’s so warm and bright
How I enjoy our lovely days
But look forward to our nights
Our nights (x2)

Out in our boat on the open sea
The summer light is strong
Everything’s different, time is changed
The days can feel so long
All of our cares seem to disappear
Nothing could be wrong
Let us stay here forevermore
It’s where we both belong
Belong (x2)

Sailing along here in Avalon
The sun’s so warm and bright
How I enjoy our lovely days
But look forward to our nights
Sailing along here in Avalon
The sun’s so warm and bright
How I enjoy our lovely days
But look forward to our nights

Our nights (x4)

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: You Girl
When the winds blow cold
Am I left alone
To remember times gone by
Was it all in vain
Did the faces change
And I never questioned why
Now the answer's clear
I need you here, 'cause

Everything I'll ever want
Everything I'll ever need
Is in you girl
Everything I'll ever want
Everything I'll ever need
Is in you

You are my love today
My life tomorrow
My very soul
And I've searched over the mountains
All through the shadows
Under the water, too
All to find
Just to find that

Everything I'll ever want
Everything I'll ever need
Is in you girl
Everything I'll ever want
Everything I'll ever need
Is in you

Now the answer's clear
I need you here, 'cause

Everything I'll ever want
Everything I'll ever need
Is in you girl
Everything I'll ever want
Everything I'll ever need
Is in you

(repeat to end)

- By Dewey Bunnell, Bill Mumy, & Robert Haimer
Track Name: How The Thieves Ride
Oh when the dust blows
How it clouds my eyes
Oh how I wish I could see you

Oh how the thieves ride
They scream through the night
Oh how I wish I could lose them

I’ll refuse them
Then I’ll lose them
I won’t abuse them
But I’m gonna lose them
I’ll refuse them
Then I’ll lose them
I won’t abuse them
But I’m gonna leave them behind

Oh when the shells fall
And wicked men play games
Oh how I choose to refuse them

Now as the day ends
And clouds close my eyes
Oh how I wish I could see you

Oh when the thoughts bite
And drain my hollow head dry
Oh how I know I must forsake them

I’ll refuse them
Then I’ll lose them
I won’t abuse them
But I’m gonna lose them
I’ll refuse them
Then I’ll lose them
I won’t abuse them
But I’m gonna leave them behind

I’ll refuse them
Then I’ll lose them
I won’t abuse them
But I’m gonna lose them
I’ll refuse them
Then I’ll lose them
I won’t abuse them
But I’m gonna leave them behind
Behind (x3)

- By Sean Bowley
Track Name: You Are The Gun
You know your city's dirt and grime
Just confuses my mind
Doesn't look so pretty, but I don't care
I'm gonna move on and find some air
Right now all I can feel
The sting on my neck
The burdens don't make it feel so free
But you bring it on home to me

I won't run, I won't run,
I won't hide
I won't run, I won't run,
I'm gonna ride

You are the gun
That shoots it on home
You are the one
That drives it on home
Out in the night
I found my key
Out in the night
Never knew love could flow so free

I won't run, I won't run,
I won't hide
I won't run, I won't run,
I'm gonna ride

I won't run, I won't run,
I won't hide
I won't run, I won't run,
I'm gonna ride
I won't run, I won't run,
I'm gonna ride
I won't run, I won't run,
never again

-- By Sean Bowley
Track Name: Swollen Sea
Will you return here?
Engulfed by a bleak fear
Have you been swallowed
By the swollen sea?

Where have you gone to?
Pray tell it’s not true
That you’ve been swallowed
By the swollen sea

Drowning, drowning — oh no (x2)

Swim back, please swim back
Oh swim back, please swim back to me
Swim back, please swim back
Oh swim back, please swim back to me

Will you return here?
Engulfed by a bleak fear
Have you been swallowed
By the swollen sea?

Where have you gone to?
Pray tell it’s not true
That you’ve been swallowed
By the swollen sea

Drowning, drowning — oh no (x4)

– By Anji Bee (BMI)
Track Name: I Can't See You / Old Kazoo Blues
I don’t recall the last time we met
Oh dear, seems you have yet to forget
But I, I’ve moved on
There’s nothing that I regret

No I, no I can’t see you
No I, I can’t be with you
Don’t try to kiss me
I’ll only push you away
Don’t say you miss me
There’s some things that one shouldn’t say
We both know it’s over
And it should stay that way

No I, no I can’t see you
No I, I can’t be with you
Don’t hold my hand
I think you know the score
Please try to understand
I’m not your girl anymore
Go on, don’t force me
To show you to the door

No, no, no no

Non je, je ne puis pa vous voir
Je ne puis pa etre avec vous
Je suis desole
Je ne veux pas voux

No, no, no, no
No, no, no, no

– By Anji Bee (BMI)