Spencer Krug / Light Conductor
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After 15 years of writing and performing with projects such as Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Moonface, Swan Lake, and Frog Eyes, Spencer Krug has finally decided to release and tour the music that he makes under his own name.
Although he still writes and sings for the recently reactivated Wolf Parade, there remains in him a need to express something less rock-oriented, something more quiet, strange, and introverted. Returning to the piano, his first and favorite instrument, Krug has ventured back into his own fantastic world of pseudo-classical balladeering; poetic lyricism laced with twisted pop sensibility and jazz mimicry. Using this template, he now releases solo work and tours a variety of new songs, as well as those from older projects.
Longtime friends Jace Lasek and Stephen Ramsay formed Light Conductor out of a mutual desire to create expansive drone, ambient, and electronic music. After fortuitously acquiring a trove of rare analog electronic gear and meticulously restoring it from various states of disrepair into pristine working condition, the duo began exploring the creative territories opened by their new musical tools.
Using their mutual admiration for the celestial wig-outs of Spiritualized, the quiet majesty of Eno's ambient albums, and the experimental landscapes of William Basinski as a template, Lasek and Ramsay ultimately carved out a sound of their own, resulting in Sequence One, their debut album.