Since January 2010, Spencer Krug has used Moonface as a venue for home-recorded instrumental and conceptual experimentation, expanding the ideas he developed collaboratively with Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. Releases under this moniker have come quickly, each distinct from the other. The Dreamland EP and Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped were conceptual excursions merging instrumental and thematic fixations. After moving from Montreal to Helsinki, Krug teamed up with the Finnish band Siinai to create a lush rock record--2012's Heartbreaking Bravery--driven by the dark despair of a breakup. Staying in Helsinki, Krug set off on yet another creative departure, driven by a rediscovery of love and a reconsideration of the Moonface persona he'd created for himself. The quietly stunning Julia with Blue Jeans On is the fourth Moonface release, bringing a degree of intimacy and self-reflection unlike anything Krug has produced to date.
There are only two sonic elements on Julia: Spencer Krug's voice and his piano. Richly recorded, they interact seamlessly with one another. On the opening track "Barbarian," the piano unfolds with the hypnotic energy of Keith Jarrett's Koln Concert, Krug's right hand doubling his vocal melody. On the closing track "Your Chariot Awaits," Krug's voice recedes after a minute as the piano swells for an extended showcase with modern classical undertones. After nearly a decade, across a number of guises, we are well-acquainted with Krug's in...
Siinai is the group of Helsinki-based progressive musicians with whom Spencer Krug -- as Moonface -- enlists for various recording projects. Together they are Moonface and Siinai. Their first collaboration was 2012's With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery. Their always-epic, kraut-based compositions bring a masterful precision to Krug's songwriting. The group's latest, My Best Human Face, is a collection of what Krug calls "good-time songs, meant to inspire good times in the listener."
Moonface and Siinai is Spencer Krug, Risto Joensuu, Matti Ahopelto, Saku Kämäräinen and Markus Joensuu.
Upcoming Events for Moonface and Siinai
|· Jun · 8 Thu 8:00 pm||
at The Needle Vinyl Tavern
10524 Jasper Ave NW Edmonton, AB
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