Maddy Costa 

Peaking Lights: Lucifer – review

Husband-and-wife duo Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis mix cosmic psychedelia, art rock, dub and more to ecstatic effect, writes Maddy Costa
  
  

It starts in the gloaming, with an instrumental called Moonrise – two minutes of jangling chimes and the hammering of a clock that can't stop striking the hour. It ends at dawn, with an outro called Morning Star, whose notes slide around, exhausted. In between, husband-and-wife Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, and their new baby, Mikko (that's him gurgling on Lo Hi), spend the night in a cocoon of family bliss. The couple rhapsodise their child in Beautiful Son, celebrate their relationship in Live Love, and convey the symbiosis of music and marriage in Dreambeat: "Beats in the rhythm of the heart," chants Dunis, "my heart it beats for you." It could be self-indulgent, but what saves it is the music: a fluid, ecstatic dance of blips and bleeps that reflects the couple's love of sound, of cosmic psychedelia, dub, art-rock, electronica and everything in between. The result is the best album Peaking Lights have yet recorded.