Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sleepwalker

Recently I had my mind blown by the Santa Cruz band, Fell Voices. I picked up every bit of merch they had with them. Along with their vinyl, the standout item was this vaguely packaged CDR in an envelope. I think the band is called Sleepwalker, and share at least one member with Fell Voices. Three tracks of beautiful, expansive Black Metal with some obvious post-rock influence. The vocals are buried howls, the music is repetitive and hypnotic. This is excellent. You should hear it.


43 comments:

Gal said...

Thank you very much man 1
By the way, who are these Fell Voices, any place to hear them ?

Robert said...

This is a good thing to wake up to... Thank you.

protectorrr said...

really good stuff! are the CD and the tracks untitled? it is almost impossible to find any infos about this band on the web.
thx for sharing this great find!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing as always. Anyone know a link to buy their stuff?

Roger Camden said...

This is excellent

two great tastes that taste great together

Aesop said...

Here's some links

http://www.myspace.com/fellvoicesca
myspace.com/hmnxresources
myspace.com/attritionxrecords

/( )/ said...

Haha, this my friend Mike's project! He's the drummer of Fell Voices, and this is his solo project. I don't think there is really anything on the web about them, because I think this was a bit of a one-off thing he recorded around the time fell voices first started playing. I'm not sure if there's any future plans for this, but it is quite good. Go see Fell Voices live, they destroy!

Kevin Gan. Yuen said...

thanks for this!

fell voices are pretty insane live, you can hear the vocals UN-MIC'd THROUGH the instruments... and these guys play LOUD

Aesop said...

Agreed. Fell Voices are special. They deserve your support.

Anonymous said...

thanks for this, it's absolutely perfect. so many bands who attempt the black metal/post-rock thing don't understand black metal OR post-rock. these guys really do. i will buy it.

pavel

Anonymous said...

p.s. where does one buy this?

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful and odd and brilliant. Thanks!

Aesop said...

As far as getting a hold of one of these, I would suggest writing to Fell Voices at their above mentioned myspace.

Anonymous said...

Fucking excellent. This Fell Voices side project has been a subterranean presence I've heard about for awhile and i'm glad that i am able to hear it now. Thanks!

TLALOC said...

This is really unique sounding. It doesn't quite fall into one mood, which is really special in my mind. Also, the cover is pretty damn cool.

Anonymous said...

This doesn't work. The download. Could someone reupload this on something that's not mediafire?

Gal said...

/( )/ (Mike's friend), thanks for the info man, too bad no future plans.

And Aesop, thanks for this, and for letting me know Fell Voices, never heard of them before, great stuff !

socialism and/or barbarism said...

This is seriously impressive. Proud to be sharing a town with these guys. And really hoping this isn't the last thing we hear from them.

Petya V said...

thank you man

louise cyphre said...

This is great. Thanks for this

Dan said...

Great stuff.

--d said...

wow. can't believe it too aesop to introduce me to something in my own backyard. or am i?

this's been the soundtrack for the last 36 hours of my life. thanks.

M. Padgett said...

Taking this, thanks.

Robert said...

stunning...

Anonymous said...

they have copies left, you just need to contact the ms page.

Anonymous said...

There's some Fell Voices material available here: http://intothywoods.blogspot.com/2009/10/fell-voices-fell-voices.html.

Anonymous said...

Not only do I like this now, but this post made me go and buy Fell Voices' new LP. $12 with free shipping ain't bad.

jAy @ jApAn said...

I listened to this and liked it. Thanks for the introduction to Sleepwalker!

Anonymous said...

Has this been taken down? it is not working for me.

Aesop said...

Try again, it is still up

Damien said...

This is a masterpiece and so is your blog. I wrote a mini-review of this on my own. I hope we can hear more from these guys.

Aesop said...

For those who tried to get this and couldn't, a new link was added. Should work now.

michael said...

sleepwalker is still an active project.

the three songs on this cdr are only part of an as of yet incomplete album-length work. recording should be finished by sometime this winter.

Aesop said...

Michael, are you involved in this project? Either way that is terrific news, this CDR is fantastic.

vlovesindie said...

This Shit Is Amaaazing...why only a 3 track album.....should have been more...can't get enough of this thing.

Krumbled Kookie said...

I've got the CD coming in the mail from Michael, who was kindly enough to send me one. I heard it here first, and by all means we should support Tucker, Michael, and the guys in Fell Voices/Sleepwalker as much as possible. Truly special bands. And from the wee bit of correspondence I've had with them, really kindhearted fellows.

Anonymous said...

It's like SubArachnoid Space made a Black Metal album... which is brilliant!

Daniel said...

Merry Crassmas.

Indiestereophile said...

http://indiebandwagon.blogspot.com/

hhhaaaooonnn said...

"Sleepwalker II"
available at recent shows
is great, get it, listen to it.

Kyle said...

@ Aesop

Michael is sleepwalker.

Zaruyache said...

Bump. Anyone have a link to Sleepwalker II?

theheft said...

I saw about 5 minutes of their set when they played in Oshkosh this past Sunday. Wish I could have seen more.