Vancouver’s Brasstronaut isn’t the type of band to send you into the stratosphere with a rocket strapped to your back. Mean Sun, the group’s second album, is more of a slow, swirly and orchestral ascent – buoyed by waves of warm trumpets and flutes, clouds of atmospheric synths and guitars, and Edo Van Breenen’s sleepy-eyed pipes. “I listen to the countdown / Slowly getting further,” he warbles on Moonwalker, one of a handful of sparser tunes which tend to break the hazy, intergalactic spell of Mean Sun. Layers become Brasstronaut, as best showcased on Bounce, a slow building track of plaintive trumpet wails, military percussion, and jaunty mandolin riffs, all of which seem to glimmer with crystals. Brasstronaut perform with Utidur, a chamber-pop outfit from Iceland.