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ARTIST
TITLE
A Space Water Loop
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SUBL 031LP SUBL 031LP
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RELEASE DATE
4/14/2009

LP version in a limited edition of 1,000 copies only worldwide, pressed on blue vinyl. This is the second full-length release by Life On Earth!, the follow-up to the acclaimed 2007 debut Look!! There is Life On Earth!. The debut was like a journey past green summer hills and skipping lambs; a celebration of imperishable eternal beauty and a romantic observation of the world around us. Now, the telescope is turned inside-out. The focus is on the captain of the project, Dungen's Mattias Gustavsson, and the gorgeous, ornate world of his own invention. Confusion and contradiction are found in the front stalls, visions of ecstasy next to battles with demons and defunct relationships. The drums are given more space, and a Hammond organ has found its way along the layered vocals and languorous string arrangements. But even though the sound has grown both harder and bigger, the album is a natural follow-up with equal parts sound experimentation, folk and classic psychedelic pop, based around acoustic guitar. Opening track "Listen" starts it all off with a flowery baroque flute intro, and then just unfolds and unfolds ever outward into stratospheric pop vocal harmonies, woozy effects, reverbed organs, backwards masking, all burning up at the end with some seriously druggy, acid-fried psychedelic guitar riffage. And that's just to start. Other members of Life On Earth! include members of The Works' Martin Fogelström, Alexis Benson, and Johan Holmegard (also of Dungen) and Erik Lundin, plus at least 10 more guests. As with the debut, the cover paintings and collages were made by New York artists and Lights members Sophia Knapp and Wizard Smoke. The album derives its title from Knapp's collage A Space Water Loop.