Since 2010, Moonface has been the name under which Canadian musician Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown) explores his more experimental side, in both solo and collaborative works. Today, Krug announces his final LP under the Moonface moniker: This One’s For The Dancer & This One’s For The Dancer’s Bouquet is out November 2nd via Jagjaguwar.
The first single from the record and its penultimate track, “Walk The Circle In The Other Direction,” is out now. The first taste of the project’s ambitious, sprawling swan song is a dark meditation splitting through a hopeful sonic façade, electrified and frenzied, punctured by wailing saxophone.
This One’s For The Dancer & This One’s For The Dancer’s Bouquet is an experimental, amorphous listen, oscillating between jazzier meditations and frenetic rock imbued with marimbas, xylophones, and steel drum. It’s made up of two distinct yet connected ideas; the music is culled from two separate projects, each with different collaborators, recorded in different studios, in different towns, in different years. The songs are sung from two completely different standpoints, blended into one long, single album. Half of the songs were written from the point of view of the Minotaur from Greek mythology, the other half written from Krug’s own perspective.
Each side of the four-sided album is its own little journey, connected by a through-thread of density, of unmerciful darkness that colors every corner of the sound. In Krug’s own words:
“I never made an album under that name I was embarrassed by, and this is one of my favorites, so I may as well get out while I still can, on a personal high note to boot. Take this album as a sort of parting gift before Moonface sails into oblivion; the alter-ego’s final offering.”
All pre-orders will ship with a postcard included for a handwritten AMA. Recipients can compose a question for Spencer Krug by filling out the “Question” side of the card, sealing it in the enclosed envelope (we’ve included postage), and dropping it back in the mail. Krug will respond to questions and mail the postcard back in December. Questions must be mailed by Friday, Nov 30th.