The Penance and the Patience

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The Penance and the Patience
EP by Closure in Moscow
Released 18 April 2008
Recorded July 2007, Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, alternative rock
Length 25:30
Label Taperjean
Producer Kris Crummett and Closure in Moscow
Closure in Moscow chronology
The Penance and the Patience
First Temple
Singles from The Penance and the Patience
  1. "We Want Guarantees, Not Hunger Pains"
    Released: 2008
  2. "Breathing Underwater"
    Released: 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 89% Link
Kill Your Stereo 94/100 Link

The Penance and the Patience is the debut EP by Australian rock band Closure in Moscow, released on 18 April 2008 through Taperjean Records. The band advertised the EP as an 'albumette'.

The EP was originally only released in Australia, New Zealand and Japan through Taperjean Records. It was also available for import to overseas countries through Fist2Face, and through the iTunes Store as a worldwide digital download.[1] The albumette debuted at #13 on the Australian Independent Record (AIR) album charts.[2] It has received over one million MySpace plays and earned the band a mention in Alternative Press, as one of the "100 Bands You Need to Know in 2009".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "We Want Guarantees, Not Hunger Pains" 3:58
2. "Dulcinea" 4:37
3. "Breathing Underwater" 3:15
4. "Here's to Entropy" 3:01
5. "Ofelia... Ofelia" 4:39
6. "Jewels for Eyes" 6:04


  • Produced by Kris Crummett and Closure In Moscow
  • Engineered by Kris Crummett and Ben Eherensburg
  • Mixed and mastered by Kris Crummett, at Interlace Audio Recording Studios, Portland, Oregon
  • Additional vocals by Angelina Morino (on 3, 5)
  • Illustration by Joel Melrose
  • Art design and layout by Synapse Design


  1. ^ Henderson, Steve (27 March 2008). "Closure in Moscow Pre-Order". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Closure in Moscow Sign Record Deal". Kill You 26 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-09. [dead link]
  3. ^ "First Temple - Closure in Moscow : Equal Vision Records". Equal Vision Records. Retrieved 2009-03-12.