Luminous Things | Luminous Things

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Beck Belle and Sebastian The Velvet Underground

Album Links
MySpace Page

More Artists From
United States - Oregon

Other Genres You Will Love
Pop: Ambient Pop Folk: Folk-Rock Moods: Type: Soundtrack
There are no items in your wishlist.

Luminous Things

by Luminous Things

An evocative contrast of acoustic and electronic sounds, cinematic arrangements and catchy melodies filtered through 60’s folk and pop influences. A meditation on broken relationships and modern life, John's songs are like short stories sharply observed.
Genre: Pop: Ambient Pop
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd-r in stock order now
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. A Stranger
Share this song!
3:50 $0.99
2. Silent Scenes
Share this song!
6:34 $0.99
3. White Ceiling
Share this song!
4:16 $0.99
4. Happy Pill
Share this song!
3:35 $0.99
5. Life of the Party
Share this song!
4:47 $0.99
6. A Simple Life
Share this song!
5:33 $0.99
7. Broken Town
Share this song!
4:34 $0.99
8. Just Like Me
Share this song!
3:54 $0.99
9. Femme Fatale
Share this song!
3:08 $0.99
10. Long Night
Share this song!
6:22 $0.99
Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


Album Notes
The self-titled first release of Portland project Luminous Things is a narrative psychological journey—expansive, yet stark at times, a meditation on broken relationships and modern life. Melodic and stylistically diverse (cinematic ’60s psych-pop, electro-folk ballads, Clash-inspired angularity and Pink Floyd-worthy epics all have their day), the ten tracks here showcase singer/songwriter John Kwon’s evocative short-story narratives. Each is rooted in poignant, deeply personal lyrics capturing the fleeting moments that continue to resonate long after they’ve passed.

Luminous Things began as a recording project while Kwon was on hiatus from his previous band, Durango Park. Self-produced and recorded over two years in his home studio, the ten tracks on the record evolved and were brought to life with help from talented players in Kwon’s musical sphere. Katie Griesar (Durango Park) played treated guitar, samples, and sang backing vocals. Ned Folkerth (Pine Top Seven, Five Style, Caleb Klauder) lent drums and percussion. And Dave Depper (Norfolk & Western, Loch Lomond) and Nathan Junior (Mike Coykendall, M Ward) also contributed tracks.

Mixed by Jeff Saltzman and Jeremy Sherer and mastered by Carl Saff, the album will be self-released on tiny beat records in March 2009. The live Luminous Things lineup features John Kwon, Katie Griesar, Ned Folkerth, and Dave Lovato.


to write a review