Peaking Lights – ‘Cosmic Logic’

Peaking Lights - 'Cosmic Logic'

Score

The husband-and-wife duo return with a cleaner, funkier sound

Peaking Lights toured their last album, 2011’s ‘936’, for nearly two years, so this follow-up is a little overdue. However, LA husband-and-wife duo Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis have made the wait worthwhile. Where ‘936’ was a krautrock and dub extravaganza, ‘Cosmic Logic’ finds them embracing a cleaner sound. ‘Telephone Call’ bounces with a bright electro bassline; ‘Hypnotic Hustle’ has a funky, Chicago house charm and ‘Bad With The Good’ glistens with the confidence of an Italo disco single. On ‘New Grrrls’ Dunis even gives a personal account of feminism and music, citing Kim Gordon, Lydia Lunch and “Mother Earth” as influences. Tighter than anything they’ve recorded previously, it’s a great return and a slick change of direction.

Huw Nesbitt

Details

Record label: Weird World
Release date: 06 Oct, 2014