Sleepingdog
Polar Life


4.5
superb

Review

by Knott- EMERITUS
July 20th, 2010 | 25 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist


The idea that some music exists to sleep to seems foolish until you've heard just the sort of record that does. But at that point, the concept that music should only serve to invigorate, to inspire, to ignite, becomes just as misguided. There's a fine line, here, between melancholy and tedium, between minimalism and silence, but it's a soft line, a forgiving line, and one which inherently blurs further with every drone and tapped piano note. It's an art form, because the variety is simple, subtle, intricate and almost hidden away. If you switch off your analytical side - which you would be well advised to do - you'll miss the layers of gentle picked guitars and glockenspiels on every level but the subconscious. That's how it should be.

Acda's voice whispers and echoes, childlike and serene, painting delicate strokes onto your retina; backed only by the most simple pianos, soft Sigur Ros-style ambience and distant sound effects, these are tales to fall asleep to, to meander with at the slowest of paces and be comfortable that the slowest of paces is quick enough sometimes. Vague outlines of stories and of people in the snow, some falling in love, others being carried away from it, and all of them trying to figure it out. The words are sparse, and the notes are fewer still, but it all sits as a framework, a cradle for your midnight thoughts to rest in. Some of them will grow into dreams, and others will stay beneath the surface. Try not to go looking for them.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Knott-
Emeritus
July 21st 2010


10229 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I had to listen to this, and once I had, I had to write about it.



RIP.

AnotherBrick
July 21st 2010


9802 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good review, was very appropriate. i wish i could find lyrics to this online

masterofcum
July 21st 2010


428 Comments


this is like watching the worlds greatest dad

fenixfunk5
July 21st 2010


7 Comments


The idea that some music exists to sleep to seems foolish until you've heard just the sort of record that does.

PuddlesPuddles
July 21st 2010


4798 Comments


Along with American Analog Set

Knott-
Emeritus
July 21st 2010


10229 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

agreed but this is pretty ultimate too

PanasonicYouth
July 21st 2010


7413 Comments


i guess i need to hear this...
also whoever neg'd sux
great review adam

Eclectic
July 21st 2010


3302 Comments


Interesting review, wonder who neg'd

Slum
July 21st 2010


2580 Comments


Your reviews never cease to intrigue me, Adam. Pos

PanasonicYouth
July 21st 2010


7413 Comments


man knotty you got some people working against you or something
shit's ridiculous

Knott-
Emeritus
July 21st 2010


10229 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

heh my approval rating just dropped to 67%, some people have too much time to kill/waste

Eclectic
July 21st 2010


3302 Comments


Hey Adam, got anything special planned for your 100th review?

PanasonicYouth
July 21st 2010


7413 Comments


btw just listened to this
got me really depressed

Knott-
Emeritus
July 21st 2010


10229 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, Michael. Very special :D

Eclectic
July 21st 2010


3302 Comments


I take it you're not going to divulge any information on it?

Slum
July 21st 2010


2580 Comments


Pokemon soundtrack, callin it

SowingSeason
Moderator
July 21st 2010


32817 Comments


would be epic

Digging: Coldplay - Everyday Life

Gyromania
July 21st 2010


29058 Comments


lol, why are you always getting negged?

Yazz_Flute
July 21st 2010


18939 Comments


"Acda's voice whispers and echoes, childlike and serene, painting delicate strokes onto your retina"

I read "retina" as "urethra" for some reason and burst out laughing. Just thought i'd let you know.

I listened to this first two songs on this in Brandon's memory and nearly cried without paying much attention. I need to check this out soon.

tombits
July 21st 2010


3547 Comments


Review made me just a little bit sad. I'm going to find a quiet place and give this another go in Brandon's memory.



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