Sleep Museum interview & tracks in Atmósfera,
Radio 3, RNE,
An interview with Sleep Museum, plus album excerpts, in the Spanish experimental/electronic music program,
Atmósfera, Radio 3, Radio Nacional de España. Excerpts from
Program details (en español).
Podcast (Sleep Museum begins at 24:26).
Poetics of Bone
Zerohour Records, Melbourne
The intense mystery of Sleep Museum on a double-vinyl album from Zerohour. The tracks on 'Poetics of Bone' range from superb electro dance tracks through more experimental but still danceable industrial pieces such as '13th Word'. 'Poetics of Bone' also contains some of Sleep Museum's more poetic tracks, small Cornell-boxes of dark colors where nothing lasts any longer than the dream. Double-album, limited edition, high-quality vinyl. Coming in 2014! For pre-orders and more information contact Zerohour Records.
Album preview can be heard on Soundcloud.
BloodLust! Records, Chicago
LIMITED EDITION OF FORSCHUNG SETS STILL AVAILABLE FROM SLEEP MUSEUM!
'Forschung' is the most experimental and darkest Sleep Museum material to date. On five-CDs in
this box set, Sleep Museum launches itself into the abyss, exploring questions of
identity/non-identity, death, suicide, pain and despair through a series of tracks which use
intense analog synthesized music, dark ambience, noise, and vocals to summon the chasm inside.
This is the darkest shit I've ever heard - Mark Solotroff, BloodLust! Records.
Limited edition boxset of four CDs, the fifth CD to a highly limited group of first purchasers.
To order contact Sleep Museum.
You can sample all five discs at Sleep Museum's Bandcamp page.
White Like Summer Sutures
AnnaLogue Records, Germany
Comes on 180 grams vinyl. Includes DIN A2 poster and double-sided DIN A6 postcard with further drawings, handwriting and layout by Paul Takahashi.
Album preview can be heard on on Soundcloud.
Sleep Museum is, as I see it, outsider art. It is raw, unapologetic, driven by obsession,
sometimes lit by sparkles of surrealist poetry, sometimes downright deviant and cruel. While
the music itself belongs to a specific genre that ranges from Fad Gadget to Martial
Canterel, it is constantly under the grip of a darker vision that pours through the lyrics.
They reveal an automatic process of exploration, of revelation, of self-vivisection. The
beast within becomes self-aware and rebels just as the spine depicted on the cover,
unbalancing the body and the object up to the point of breaking the fourth wall – the inner
gatefold then reveals its own template, the paper cuts, the smeared carbon. [Sleep Museum]
uses his synths to pry open himself, his words becoming the little voice to be heard from
the Museum concealed within each one of us. Each song from White Like Summer Sutures is a
fleeting fantasy around which sound coagulated, creating malicious seeds ready to find a new
soil – the listener's mind. - Paul Takahashi, Helsinki
The Information Desk
Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2005, Sleep Museum harbors a range of styles within its body, much as a parasite infects a wound.
Mark Solotroff of BloodLust! Records says:
This is true minimal-synth music, but probably
not the type of thing that most people would think of. This is not M.B.-style synth-drone,
or other noise and industrial peripherals like that. Sleep Museum is a New York-based
project that specializes in rhythmic, darkly melodic synth music, which feels utterly
contemporary, yet also reminiscent of certain early-1980s 'cold' music, or even the
(pre-folk) electronic era of Death in June. Sleep Museum's unrepentantly eccentric vocals
and dour lyrics first caught my ear on a trip to NYC... Sleep Museum has been, without
doubt, one of my most-listened-to bands since then.
Sleep Museum has published material with BloodLust! Records, Anna Logue Records, Wierd Records and has appeared as 'After The Snow' with Enfant Terrible.
The Hall of Music
AnnaLogue Records has an preview of
White Like Summer Sutures on Soundcloud.
Some older Sleep Museum material can be heard on MySpace.