Luxembourg Signals, The - The Long Now (Spinout Nuggets) LP
With the release of their self-titled debut album on Shelflife Records in 2014, The Luxembourg Signal quickly attracted a loyal following among fans of dream/indie pop music, and received enthusiastic reviews for their pop sensibilities, angelic vocals and lush soundscapes.
Their follow-up LP, Blue Field (Shelflife/Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten) released in 2017, garnered even more praise and revealed a bolder, darker and more developed sound with its expanded seven-member lineup of Beth Arzy & Betsy Moyer (vocals), Johnny Joyner (guitars), Brian Espinosa (drums), Ginny Pitchford (keyboards), Daniel Kumiega (bass) and Kelly Davis (guitars).
Now, for their third LP, the transatlantic group based in London, Los Angeles and San Diego, once again returned to the studio with engineer Mark Rains and have produced the highly anticipated The Long Now (Shelflife/Spinout Nuggets), a 10-song album that imagines a blurred horizon between light and dark, and the fleeting nature of all that that we hold.
“The Long Now” (phrase coined by Brian Eno) refers to a long-term way of perceiving time. As an alternative to the accelerated way that we experience our lives, it allows us to make sense of our brief but tumultuous time here, by understanding our place in a much larger timeline as history plays out.
The LP echoes these concepts in tracks like the jangly and upbeat ‘The Morning After’ which evokes the optimism of sunrise and new light while the dynamic and gritty ‘2:22’ conveys the paralysis of confinement in a digital world. ‘Lost Hearts’ and ‘Mourning Moon’ reveal vague and simple lyrics that bring up memories that are anything but vague and simple — from fundamental disagreements with a mate over a history that cannot be rewritten to the very moment of the loss of a loved one.
While the past two albums included guests such as Dale Crover (Melvins) on drums, and Bobby Wratten (Trembling Blue Stars, Field Mice) on vocals, David Klotz (Fonda, Dream System 8) returns to sing co-lead on the spirited ‘Cut The Bridle.’
FORMAT: LP: Black vinyl
1.I Never Want To Leave
2.The Morning After
4.Take It Back
1.Cut The Bridle
5.When All That We Hold Decays
Spinout Nuggets SN030