After fifteen years of writing and performing with projects like Wolf Parade and 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. While 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. So, returning to his first and favorite instrument, the piano, 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 his solo work, and tours and a variety of new songs as well as those from older projects.
Long time friends Jace Lasek and Stephen Ramsay formed Light Conductor out of a mutual desire to create an 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 back into pristine working condition, the duo began to explore the creative territories that were 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 their debut album Sequence One.