936 - Peaking Lights
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  • Summary: The husband and wife duo releases their debut album of psychedelic pop music.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
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  1. Feb 27, 2012
    80
    This is a fine balancing of distance and engagement that put the shier back into chill out. [Mar 2012, p.103]
  2. Dec 20, 2011
    80
    936 sounds like being nestled in a warm basement during the coldest winter in recent history, or the feeling of waking from a dream, somehow suspended all day.
  3. Apr 4, 2011
    80
    Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis (a husband and wife duo from Madison, Wisconsin, the latter formerly a member of Numbers) have toned down the noisier elements of their sound without sacrificing interest or depth to create this, the most successful of their two full lengths so far.
  4. Feb 10, 2012
    80
    It's an all-encompassing experience ideal for Mixmag readers seeking transportation to a Balearic state of bliss.
  5. Apr 4, 2011
    77
    If you can resist getting totally stranded in its opiate-friendly atmospheres, the joys of 936 are easy to pin down.
  6. Nov 21, 2011
    70
    If you've refrained from taking advantage of more illegal means of hearing this thus far in 2011, you really have no excuse not to listen to this subtly charming record.
  7. Nov 21, 2011
    60
    Dunis's flat tones can let the side down, but otherwise, the swoon is in the details.

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  1. Oct 2, 2011
    6
    The husband-and-wife duo Peaking Lights make music as cool as the cover image of their second LP 936. Psychedelic pop would be the mostThe husband-and-wife duo Peaking Lights make music as cool as the cover image of their second LP 936. Psychedelic pop would be the most appropriate term for their sound. The texture is loose, highly repetitive yet rich. The standouts are Marshmellow Yellow, a slow-building vibrating bass gem and tribal ragga of Amazing and Wonderful. Indra Dunas has an interesting voice that resembles Victoria Legrand from time to time in its ambiguity. And above all, the spirit of Jamaica hovers. Expand