Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery

Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Rank: #96 / 657
USER SCORE
78
Based on
12 ratings

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90
Tiny Mix Tapes
Tiny Mix Tapes

The previous two Moonface records were, to varying degrees, half-hearted, cryptic, and jammy, whereas Heartbreaking Bravery is nothing if not lucid and bulging with heart.

90
PopMatters
PopMatters

Rather than leading Krug to indulge in his noodling fantasies, Siinai seems to have forced him to the other end of the spectrum, the place where hooks reign supreme.

85
The 405
The 405

Heartbreaking Bravery represents the perfect bridge between his many conduits - another reminder of how restless, brilliantly creative, and progressive an artist Spencer Krug is.

83
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery, weaves an instrumental, Krautrock-inspired thrum that’s nothing short of gorgeous.

80
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

While it’s no carbon copy of sounds past, it does recall similar qualities to Wolf Parade

71
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

There's a purposeful simplicity to its narrative approach and a concreteness to its imagery-- even when our narrator sounds less than engaged.

71
Paste
Paste

Heartbreaking Bravery is pretty far-out and difficult to pigeonhole, even for Krug’s standards—but what sets is apart from the rest of his catalog is a dark, throbbing instrumental cohesion.

70
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

The result is a blend of startling lyrical depth and slow, whirlpools of murky music.

70
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

Certainly this is an engaging collection that offers exposure for Siinai and a kick up the arse for Moonface.

60
NME
NME

Swirling synths abound, but remain encased in four-minute micro-epics which sometimes mine the icy ambition of pre-megastardom Simple Minds.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: April 17, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Jagjaguwar
GENRE: Experimental
WEBSITE: www.moonface.ca
TAGS
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 28 - The Line of Best Fit
# 33 - Under the Radar
MISC LISTS
# 10 - PopMatters (Indie Rock)
Track List
  1. Heartbreaking Bravery 
  2. Yesterday's Fire 
  3. Shitty City 
  4. Quickfire, I Tried 
  5. I'm Not the Phoenix Yet 
  6. 10,000 Scorpions 
  7. Faraway Lightning 
  8. Headed for the Door 
  9. Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips 
  10. Lay Your Cheek on Down
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Added on: February 10, 2012