(1992), (1994), (1996), and (1998), plus the single, (1996), and retrospective collection, (2000), incorporating the styles of ethereal, shoegazer, folk, world, ambient, and electronica to create a sound uniquely their own. Band founder and sole musician, Ryan Lum, constantly strove to push the boundaries of LSD's ethereal pop music formula, while Suzanne Perry's otherwordly vocalizations helped to maintain a certain consistancy from album to album. As Lum moved closer to a contemporary pop sound, creative differences arose, eventually resulting in the enlistment of Kristen Perry to complete vocals for the 1998 album, . In late 1999, Lum began collaborating with singer/songwriter, , under the shortened moniker . Lovespirals released their first full-length LP in 2002.
Love Spirals Downwards launched their career in 1991 as a flagship band of Projekt Records. Their music was actually begun much earlier by band founder, Ryan Lum, who had studied guitar as a child, jammed in garage bands as a teen, and had been recording music for years on his own 4-track. Suzanne Perry had been dating Lum two years before she evinced interest in collaborating on his music, inspired in part by hearing a demo Lum recorded with her sister, Kristen Perry.
One weekend the duo added S. Perry's wordless ethereal vocals to three of Lum's instrumentals, and pleased with the results, they sent demos out to a handful of labels. Projekt Records responded, offering to include two songs on their latest compilation, . These selections immediately garnered attention from fans and critics worldwide, sparking their career as one of Projekt's most successful acts to date.
Primarily a recording project, Love Spirals Downwards performed live about a dozen times, generally in conjunction with Projekt Festivals. LSD's last live show was in 1998, in support of .
Cocteau Twins, Slowdive, Mazzy Star, Mojave 3, SEEFEEL, Dead Can Dance, Everything But the Girl, Massive Attack, LTJ Bukem, Perfume Tree, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, The Cure, Popul Vuh, and John Couger Mellencamp.
All but the last album, , were recorded on a 1/4" tape 8 track machine.
-- Love Spirals Downwards, 1991.