The first official release on Blonde Vinyl Records. Considered by many to be a classic gothic album. Some even consider it to be the first Christian goth album. It was never released on CD, and copies are now hard to find.
Review: “Idle Lovell was the first(?) of the Knott secular-deal-hopeful bands that played around LA clubs and sent around demos. Idle Lovell’s 30-minute 6-song EP, SURGE ET ILLUMINARE, was the first Blonde Vinyl release, and the only one to actually be pressed on vinyl. *FANTASTIC* album, with a more Sisters of Mercyish dark synth dance sound. (Lifesavers Dance?!? LSD??!!) Features earlier versions of “I Can’t Wait” and “Shallow.” Weird ownership technicalities make a reissue unlikely. What a shame…” Michael Toth
“Touch Me in the Wind” was included on the Lifesavers – Poplife re-issue as a bonus track. “I Can’t Wait” (Idle Lovell version) was included on the L.S.U. – This is the Healing re-issue as a bonus track.
Surge et Illuminare (1984 Blonde Vinyl Records)
Produced by: Thom Roy
Michael Knott – vocals, guitar
Jim Richards – keyboards
Vince Pangrazio – bass
Bradford J. Salmon – drums