‘With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery’ (Jagjaguwar)
One day, the world will realise that Spencer Krug (Moonface himself, as well as leader of Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown) is a genius. Then, riches untold will pile up and allow him to do nothing but make albums like ‘Heartbreaking Bravery’. Joining forces here with Finnish proggers Siinai, it’s the most immersive recording that Krug has made yet – addictively slow and crawling throughout. In fact, it’s the sound of the usually hyperactive Krug struggling to restrain himself that fills the record with such wonderful tension. It’s dark and luxurious; so please, someone give Spencer Krug more money immediately.