Saturday, May 30, 2020
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Artist: The Sleeper Has Awakened (@)
Title: s/t
Format: CD EP
Label: Thisco (@)
Rated: *****
I'm not sure how to describe this disc. It's pretty short, but interesting. I really can't think of a close comparison, and that's a good thing. It's not quite dark ambient, not quite drone, not quite noise, not quite anything. There are some similarities with Nadja in feel. The music is mostly instrumental with some random samples thrown in for good measure. Overall, this is an interesting mix of what sounds like field recordings and electronic bleeps and synth that gets a bit noisy at times, but never quite makes it to noise. At times repetitive and plodding (more in a hypnotic way than boring) while melodic and relaxed at others. This album weighs in at around 15 minutes.

4 stars.