It was the guiding aesthetic for his Sunset Rubdown side project, as well as his first two releases under the Moonface moniker: More Blood, More Tracks: If you enjoy The Quietus, please consider supporting what we do with a one-off or regular donation.
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Siinai's knack for precision translates across to some immaculate production. Either way, the record's more vibrant moments more than make up for those more insular ones. Spencer Krug's second album under the name Moonface was recorded with the Finnish band Siinai. Bravery 's meditative tone occasionally threatens to allow the mooonface to retreat into the background -- the final minutes of "Headed for the Door", the slow resolution of "Quickfire, I Tried".
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Tacked to some other style or sound, though, Krug may well rise to the greatness hinted at here. Krug met members of Siinai when they toured Europe with Wolf Parade in and, after some cross-continent songwriting, headed over to Finland to cut With Siinai: As a wholly independent publication, we rely entirely on our ad bookings to keep The Quietus going.
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Swirling synths abound, but remain encased in four-minute micro-epics which sometimes mine the icy ambition of pre-megastardom Simple Minds. Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: That record -- and the previous output of Krug's Moonface moniker, a minute track written on a vibraphone and two solo piano songs -- seemed to point toward a movement inward on the singer's part, a turning away from audience expectations and the very notion of collaborative music-making, itself. One HUGE startling success.
Do a favor for me: The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of Please whitelist our site in order to continue to access The Quietus. The 20 Best Folk Albums of The titular because the record takes its name from the song, and also because it features Krug's questionable decision to sing "tit" in the opening verse track opens the record on such a note, all stately drums and beautifully blooming guitar.
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