Boomkat Product Review:
Seabear's Sindri Mar Sigfusson delivers his debut solo full-length for Morr, continuing his exploration of technicolour pop with a combination of wide-eyed Paw Tracks-style wonderment and a typically Scandinavian ear for a bit of epic tune sculpting, perhaps evoking similarly talented solo types like Loney, Dear or even Panda Bear now and then. Recent single 'Advent In Ives Garden' gets the album underway, reintroducing us to SIndri's eccentric grasp on melody, something that tends to be buried beneath several layers of orchestration when he's doing the rounds as part of Seabear. On Clangour you'll encounter excitable, quasi-psychedelic cuts like 'Lies', the Jens Lekman-meets-Stereolab lo-fi of 'The Jubilee Choruses' and even a bit of chugging Stranglers-inspired post-punk on 'Melt Down The Knives'. Keeping the good stuff flowing, there's something very reminiscent of Animal Collective on the romping 'We Belong' while towards the end of the record you'll hear reverberating Ronettes drum sounds teaming up with Belle & Sebastian-style arrangements on 'Carry Me Up To Smell Pine', leaving only the excitable processed acoustics of 'A Fire To Sleep In' to finish the album off. A very fine solo debut LP indeed.