Swirling synths abound, but remain encased in four-minute micro-epics which sometimes mine the icy ambition of pre-megastardom Simple Minds. The lyrical onus on escape picks up the Springsteen trope that started with 'Yesterday's Fire's bright, defiant piano clanks: Heartbreaking Bravery represents Krug's most collaborative record yet, one where he lets another band do the lion's share of the musical legwork, while he focuses on lyrics, vocals, and the occasional well-placed splash of keys.
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A cliche maybe, but rendered well in his hands. Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: Each instrument is beautifully recorded, particularly the driving, resonant kick-drum on 'Headed For The Door'. Today we have something special for you Be the Cowboy - Mitski.
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See all 23 Critic Reviews. The record functions on tension and, for the most part, does so brilliantly.
This sort of creative limitation is par for the course with Krug. 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: Log in to finish rating Heartbreaking Bravery.
The ball's in your court, Spike Jonze. 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 brwvery opens the record on such a note, all stately drums and beautifully blooming guitar.
When we last saw him, Spencer Krug was making dark, droning pop music written on -- what else -- an organ.
He thrives on sonic channel-hopping, the only constant being his convictions, be they in his instrumental, heartbreakinng or collaborative choices.
Moonface: With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
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Please whitelist our site in order to continue to access The Quietus. Joy As an Act of Resistance - Idles. Hurry, vravery might write his next album on the mouth harp. Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt. Siinai, a Finnish band Krug met in a former iteration when they toured with Wolf Parade, shares Krug's forever-simmering curiosity with repetitive, Krautrock-lite structures, and the collaboration could have resulted in something long, flat, and entirely uninteresting. This year's collection includes many independent and self-published artists; no mainstream or superhero comic in sight.
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Support The Quietus Make a Contribution. The Best Pop Albums of Siinai, though, is not Sunset Rubdown. A bed of noise, interpolated by an aggravated synth and guitar loop, resolves into something song-shaped: Even these moments, though, sound less accidentally dull than purposefully hypnotic.
Do a favor for me: Siinai's knack for precision translates across to some immaculate production.
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