Sleepy Sun
Fever


4.0
excellent

Review

by Askar S Imam USER (11 Reviews)
July 27th, 2010 | 70 replies | 9,803 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Heard it stoned. I felt like I was floating on ice. Amazing

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Life is too much like a hazy dream. You go along on it as if things will always remain calm, but on certain moments you feel turbulent and on others you wish to escape to a form of paradise. In these small but decisive moments we understand the essence of what we all desire: Peace, harmony, but with its own certain taste of elegance and championship. So on this journey do we, the followers, try to embrace the meaning of our own truth? Only you can think about that.


I wrote the above paragraph in the sweet embraces of Mother Nature, being played for a lazy young lad. And why do I mention that dear readers? To let you know the state of mind I was in when I first heard this album. It was recommended by a friend and I just happened to pick it up as a mere curiosity in a little shop of music. “It’s groovy, man, totally mind bending.” I was told by the guy at the counter, who I must say sounded like a hippie, but looked like he came from a life-altering exam. “You're not gonna regret it man. It's on sale for now!” So in my thrifty nature I purchased it and brought it home, where I left it unattended for a couple of days Then a last week, as I tried to become one with the universe, I put the CD in my boom box and let the sounds surround me.

This album has an extremely varied sound; A strange blend of progressive rock. But to limit it to just that is to underline the creativity this album has. More like a mixture of progressive, folk, psychedelia, shoegaze, blues and acoustic. The album starts with some loud guitar distortion, from the opening track “Marina”. It assembles a rocking sound, sort of like a Western take on Middle Eastern rock. But as soon as the tempo builds up, it breaks down in a sweet melody, complete with acoustic guitar and lays out some nice vocal work. As soon as the track ends, it shifts to the dark themed “Rigamaroo”. Rigamaroo is an unplugged ballad with the vocal harmonies of both the male and female singer entwined to suck you in. The lyrics talk about the loss of one’s love and to pin hopes on innocence is not a good thing.

The interlude in the middle called “Acid Love” indeed feels like it was made for those who enjoy more hardcore drugs, as the distorted sound and rhythms create a strong notable break that gets me to sit up and pay attention. The album then reaches its creative peak musically at the finale. The end comes on a high note with the closer “Sandstorm Woman”. It’s a combination of heavy chunky guitar playing, between sweet melodic breaks in the middle of it. It creates what I would call, ”a bliss in the desert" for those like myself who have been to the desert how the heat can cause one to lose their sanity and drift into a feeling of pleasure.

The whole album is a feel of what would happen if you were to lie on your back on a cool day and let the instruments in your mind run wild and create a blissful and laid-back atmosphere for you to feel comfy in. The vocals are great, though they do sometimes seem a bit nasally at times, which slightly annoyed me. The guitar playing is top notch, with both acoustic and electric perfected in production. And not to mention there are two harmonica solos on the album. So if that doesn’t get you, nothing will.



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Casablanca
July 28th 2010



262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is my first review outside of Hip-Hop and also my first after quite a while. I think I may have captured the feeling of this album well.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
July 28th 2010



14884 Comments


im gonna see this band live in sept

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
July 28th 2010



3752 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I like this, its been a while since the blues have made themselves felt in indie. Groovy, baby.

Digging: Labyrinth Ear - The Orchid Room

Casablanca
July 28th 2010



262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

True, the folky prog sound really is sweet

Fintan1992
July 28th 2010



6 Comments


This album definitely fits in the 3.5 to 4 rating.

feav233
August 19th 2010



1411 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I listened to this again today, definitely digging this more and more.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
December 9th 2010



7162 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

An awesome retro-psychedelic rock album. I'm definitely digging it.

Digging: Floor - Oblation

Jethro42
December 15th 2010



12036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Sooo trippy..let say a free-hard-blues.. I love it so much, the soaring guitar, the climax! I owe you for them once again Greg. Cheers man!

tombits
December 15th 2010



3463 Comments


need this

Jethro42
December 15th 2010



12036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

4.5/5
Zlang

greg84
Staff Reviewer
December 16th 2010



7162 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You're welcome, Jethro. The band is indeed quite special. I have no idea why I placed them so low on my year-end list.

taxidermist
December 19th 2010



7175 Comments


Checking this out.

SwayzeFaced
January 19th 2011



336 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

really enjoy this album.

riffs, harmonies, fuzz it's a pleasure to listen to.

Nagrarok
February 15th 2011



7957 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes indeed. Been listening to it again, definitely underappreciated among last year's releases.

Jethro42
February 15th 2011



12036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Modern music has rarely sounded as 70's as this.

Nagrarok
February 15th 2011



7957 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Which is of course why we fans of old-school pop music like it...

psykonaut
February 15th 2011



3913 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome album

Jethro42
February 15th 2011



12036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

For some reasons, when I think of Silver sun, I think of Black Mountain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQPZKdkVo0A
Album rules.

psykonaut
May 19th 2011



3913 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah a little bit

Jethro42
May 19th 2011



12036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is superb. Still better than Black Mountain, if I dare the comparison.



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