Album: Brasstronauts, Mean Sun, (Tin Angel)

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They make retro-futuristic pop (think early Air) with the trumpet of one Bryan Davies ever to the fore – which raises the question: is there a more appropriate band name than that of Vancouver's Brasstronauts?

On their second album, space also plays its part lyrically and musically, with the mellow melancholia best summed up by a line from "Moonwalker": "Fighting gravity is only bringing me down." Sweetly soaring stuff.