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  1. Synthy
  2. All The Sun That Shines
  3. Amazing And Wonderful
  4. Birds Of Paradise (Dub Version)
  5. Key Sparrow
  6. Tiger Eyes (Laid Back)
  7. Marshmellow Yellow
  8. Summertime

Released 21st November 2011

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“936″ is the second album by husband and wife duo Aaron Coyes¬† and Indra Dunis. Originally release in the US on the wonderful Not Not Fun label, November 21st 2011 sees the record widely available outside of North America for the first time.

Praise for “936″

” Properly immersive album of lambent kraut-dub groovers and fuggy psyche from the Madison, WI duo of Peaking Lights – sounding something like the bastard child of Forest Swords, Zola Jesus, Tom Tom Club and Nite Jewel. Their hauntingly melodic ’936′ is made of the stuff we could happily hear on loop all day. Like Pocahaunted or Sun Araw minus the noisiest elements, their trance mantras lasso the flightiest psyche essence and lets it guide them through ethereal other-zones, Indra Dunis’ vox streaming echoic comtrails across dusted desert dub landscapes on ‘Amazing And Wonderful’ or like a distant cousin to Dadawah on the twinkly telepathic skank of ‘Birds of Paradise Dub version’. ‘Hey Sparrow’ is more pastoral, with an effusive melodic nature warranting comparisons with Harmonia, while ‘Tiger Eyes’ bridges the gap between Forest Swords’ loping dub repetitions and hand-built synth-pop. However, highlights have to be ‘Marshmellow Yellow’ and ‘All The Sun That Shines’, both using slinky House and minimalist disco rhythms to utterly sublime effect, kinda-like more dosed-up post-dancefloor versions of the 100% Silk releases. Very highly recommended – one of the albums of the year fo’ sure.” – Boomkat

“It’s difficult not to be overly descriptive when talking about the kind of music that Wisconsin dub-pop duo Peaking Lights make. The band’s amoebic, sun-speckled concoctions are decidedly psychedelic; these guys do an eight-and-a-half-minute song called “Marshmellow Yellow”, after all. But the band’s sophomore record, 936, is less structurally ambiguous than it appears: If you can resist getting totally stranded in its opiate-friendly atmospheres, the joys of 936 are easy to pin down…wonderfully detailed, as Spaghetti Western guitars, reverb, and curious spurts of keyboard drift by. There’s no need to clutter the song with extraneous patches of noise, no need to overstimulate. Peaking Lights make sure everything is carefully plucked, arranged delicately, and given room to breathe, with the groove handling the heavy lifting.” Pitchfork

¬†WATCH: “Amazing And Wonderful”