Sleepingdog   Polar Life
3.9
excellent
Ranking: #146 for 2008

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5.0 classicYouAreMySilence | April 21st 09

All in all what you have are ten lulling tracks, led by the lush vocal stylings of Chantal Acada, with the Texan drone
legend, Adam Wiltzie, creating the beautiful atmospheric. But what can I really say to justify it as one of the of the
best records of all time. Maybe I just lack the literary skill, or maybe there just aren't the words - this just well
clicked. What I can say though is that this is one of, if not the most tender records I have ever come across. And if
you give the chance it can be the soundtrack to your first kiss, the eventual parting and the last fleeting moments
before you drift off into sleep.


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4.5 superbDreamsoffew | January 27th 10

For an album to pierce the veil of your world and move you is one thing. To remain entrenched in your mind days later is another. This is an album that gives so much of itself, and conveys so much emotion with so little. Like a soft pillow it will cushion your thoughts and lull you into the most beautiful of places. This is a hymn for the melancholic daydreamer, a prayer for the hopeful believer and a gospel for the cherishers of fragile beauty.

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4.0 excellentMatt Wolfe EMERITUS | January 29th 09

Chantal Acda, female half and vocalist for ambient folk duo Sleepingdog, just has one of those voices. You know the ones, the type of voice you could listen to for hours on end, the type of voice that staples a permanent smile to your face. Being of Dutch origin there is a slight but cute tinge of accent which decorates her delivery, yet the sincerity she performs with never dwindles. Luckily, the music is very pretty too. Composed primarily of pianos and ambience by Adam Wiltzie (member of ambient gods Stars of the Lid (so you know you're in safe hands)), the melodies created are fragile and soft, perfectly complimenting Acda's special voice. Think if Laura Marling teamed up with Sleepingdog's labelmates Glissando. If you're feeling a little bummed out right now, or just simply want something to chill to, give this one a shot.

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4.5 superbbreesuschrist | August 7th 09

beautiful minimalist piano compositions combined with this chick's voice makes for some
pretty brutal metal. absolutely the most peaceful thing to drift off into sleep to.

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