Love Spirals Downwards began in the late 80's as the recording project of multi-instrumentalist, Ryan Lum. In 1991, vocalist Suzanne Perry collaborated with Lum on a 3 song demo which was sent out to 4AD, Creation, and Projekt Records for consideration. Local indie label, Projekt Records, soon released 2 of the 3 songs on the compilation "Across This Grey Land 3," and shortly thereafter offered the duo an album deal. In 1992, their debut album, "Idylls," was released, followed in 1994 by "Ardor." "Ardor" included the guest vocals of their friend, Jennifer Ryan Fuller, whose vocal performance on "Sunset Bell" was reprised for another version of the same song on the album, "Flux." In 1995, the band began performing live, stripping their sound down to an "unplugged" acoustic style. This inspired the folkier sound of their 1996 CD-single, "Sideways Forest," and the subsequent album, "Ever," which were also dabbling in a more electronic sound. By 1998, Lum had moved into an almost exclusively electronica sound, evidenced by the band's final studio album, "Flux." Band tensions led to the use of additional vocalist, Kristen Perry-Gow, who ironically had originally collaborated with Lum before her sister took over as lead vocalist in 1991. In late 1998, Lum began collaborating with Doron Orenstein and Gabriel D. Vine, of Monkey Bars, and vocalist, Anji Bee. A remix of Claire Voyant by Lum and Bee was released as "Love Spirals Downwards" in early 2000, but all future music by the duo would be released under the shortened name, "Lovespirals." In 2000, Projekt Records released a compilation of Love Spirals Downwards which included previously unreleased tracks and rarities, called "Temporal: A Collection of Music Past & Present." In 2002, Lovespirals released their first full length LP, "Windblown Kiss."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Of These Reminders Various Artists 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Hy! From Hypnotic... Various Artists 1
1993 Fifty Years of Sunshine Various Artists 1
1993 Heavenly Voices, Part 1 Various Artists 1
1994 Beneath the Icy Floe, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1995 Heavenly Voices III Various Artists 1
1995 Wave Romantics Various Artists 1
1995 Beneath the Icy Floe, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1995 Excelsis, Volume 1: A Dark Noel Various Artists 1
1995 Zillo Romantic Sound Sampler, Volume II Various Artists 1
1996 Beneath the Icy Floe, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1997 Beneath the Icy Floe, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1997 Splashed With Many a Speck Various Artists 1
1998 Compe Noctem Various Artists 1
1998 Heavenly Voices, Part V Various Artists 1
1998 Precipice Recordings Volume One Various Artists 1
1999 Beneath the Icy Floe, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
2000 Darkwave: Music of the Shadows, Volume 2 Various Artists 3 1
2000 Projekt 100 Various Artists 1
2000 Diva X Machina 3 Various Artists 1
2001 Within This Infinite Ocean Various Artists 1
2002 A Dark Noël: The Very Best of Excelsis Various Artists 2
2003 Projekt: The New Face of Goth Various Artists 1
2009 Projekt 200 Various Artists 1
Projekt: A Dark Noel Various Artists 1

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