Lucifer landed in June this year, confirming Peaking Lights as masters of jaunty electronica. After touring that record for the majority of the year, they set to work creating a dub interpretation of the record; an ambition held even before a note of Lucifer was born. The process one half of the duo, Aaron Coyes, termed getting "physical with dubbing out the Lucifer LP."

Getting 'physical' with Lucifer is an astute image of the overhaul which the record has received; reforming the original dreamy and contemplative LP into guttural reality. 'Dubbing out' transforms the sound into a wholesome, hypnotic and hallucinatory bass record which, although exquisite, exposes flaws in its sibling. It's an unavoidable comparison. Peaking Lights have achieved a second success of the year, but to the detriment Lucifer.

Lucifer in Dub inverts the soul of the record giving prominence to low registers of sound. This offers a multi-layered and dimensional experience, even more so than Lucifer itself. Compared with the heavy but subtle resonances evident here on 'Cosmick Dub' (rework of 'Cosmic Tides'), the original track sounds hollow and distant. Cosmick Dub' soars, carrying with it supreme emotional weight. This transformation is typical, but not the only highlight.

It's not so simple as to declare these simply preferable reworks; they're for an entirely different world. Lucifer stands on its own as a wonderfully intriguing record, and one which is a remarkable release of 2012; but it's lacking in ways that the follow up excels.

Lucifer in Dub has taken the vibrant canvass of Peaking Lights and added layers behind the complex intricacies. With simple, bold strokes of rearrangement, alluding to subtle but fundamental rhythmic lines, they have not only exposed previously shrouded melodies but complemented the elements that were always present. Often, when an artist removes the flashing neon arrows saying "this is interesting," listeners can actually find their own path through the fissures and channels. But more importantly, they'll want to do so again and again. Peaking Lights have created a sound on Lucifer In Dub which, by drawing attention away from the more prominent aspects of Lucifer, actually enhances them.

The greatest achievements aren't necessarily new creations or inventions, but the realisation of what doesn't work so well. It's unclear whether Lucifer in Dub was made with any agenda to surpass or measure itself against its predecessor, but, certainly, it's a marked progression. Whether the less prestigious of the Peaking Lights' records was supposed to be the better one or not, I'm unsure. But one thing is clear, Lucifer in Dub may be a physical re-invention but it's also an emotional triumph.