Just when you thought the glacial-paced, shoe-gazing space rock thing had been long wrung dry, out of retirement spring Sianspheric with the heaviest record of the year so far. In near suspended animation, the Hamilton quartet slowly chug through a handful of woozy slowcore tunes on The Sound Of The Colour Of The Sun. Speakers get bludgeoned with distortion and noise, but there's also a delicate element that Sianspheric never managed to capture before. Dig beneath the layers of noise and you'll find proper songs, or at least skeletons of songs, as well as the most unusual Smiths cover imaginable. What the record lacks in sonic variety, it makes up in volume and near-violent dynamic shifts. Not exactly the feel-good record of the summer, but it works.