SIANspheric (2017)

Hamilton, ON

A space-rock act from the Great White North, SIANspheric approach the ethereal from an ethos more rooted in vulnerability than narcotized obfuscation. Sure, there’s the tactile distortion of shoegaze and the weighty emphasis of post-rock, but what casts SIANspheric into their own lane is the mostly clean, relentlessly imploring vocals of Sean Ramsay. Having been active for most of the ‘90s and making a welcome return in 2005, SIANspeheric is a welcome counterpoint to the narrative that glacial-paced indie experimentalism need be an acquired taste.