Lifetime of Love is the debut album by Moon Diagrams, the solo recording project of Deerhunter co-founder and drummer Moses John Archuleta. Gradually pieced together over a ten-year period, it finds Archuleta processing various stages of love, loss and regeneration via forlorn outsider pop, minimal techno and warm, weightless experimentation.
Hymnal opener â€œPlaygroundâ€ has echoes of Eno and Grouper; lengthy workouts such as â€œThe Ghost and the Hostâ€ recall long-lost Harmonia outtakes, or something from one of Warpâ€™s Artificial Intelligence compilations; the bitter pill pop of â€œEnd of Heartacheâ€ has the scratchy guitar of New Order circa Brotherhood and the square pegness of Dazzle Ships-era OMD. Several songs are instrumental, while â€œBodymakerâ€ features Sian Ahern (Eaux, Sian Alice Group).
Subtly grandiose and quietly epic, Lifetime of Love really does live up to its title: a hopeful and curious beginning makes way for a morose middle, before a bittersweet, optimistic end.
2. Moon Diagrams
4. Blue Ring
5. The Ghost and the Host
6. Magic Killer
8. End of Heartache