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2010-01-12 22:25:15 UTC

Citing inspiration from My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwerk, and 80’s soundtrack hero John Carpenter to Trans Am and M83, Sleepy Eyes of Death fill the gap between ambient shoegaze and beat-centric instrumental epics from the Dirty South. With intentions of creating a wall of analog induced sound thick enough to bury their listeners, Sleepy Eyes of Death employ an array of a half dozen different types of keyboards (often simultaneously) with that of heavily constructed doses of effected guitar.

While often relying upon stark drum machine beats for pacing, live drums give way to flourishes of energy and mathematical fluidity throughout their sets. In addition to their music, Sleepy Eyes of Death are devoted to synchronized smoke, light, and cinematic accompaniment at all of their shows.

Mike Baehr, WEST COAST PERFORMER: For listeners of a certain age, the retro keyboard sounds will awaken memories of the movie Tron or Carl Sagan’s public television series Cosmos, and the wind tunnel guitars will jack directly into the pleasure center of any fan of the shoegaze sound perfected in the early ‘90s. Yet somehow these decades-old sounds transcend their period associations to create music with a timeless quality and an immersive, powerful, almost primal effect on the listener. Play loud. [ MySpace ] | [ Last.fm ]

Artist - Sleepy Eyes Of Death Album - Toward A Damage Horizon Release Date - 2010 Genre - Electro, Post-rock, Experimental Tracklist 01 - Data Grave 02 - Stay Human 03 - The Sound Of Light Breaking Down 04 - Night Wires 05 - Distant Horizons Bled Dry 06 - Abandoned Bodies 07 - Dreams In Vector -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sleepy Eyes Of Death - Taward A Damage Horizon DL REMOVED -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Sleepy Eyes of Death Album - Sleepy Eyes of Death [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2006 Genre - Electro, Shoegaze, Post-rock Tracklist 1 - Retrograde Summer 2 - Stitched With Wires 3 - Committing Murder Using General Relativity 4 - Dead Pixels -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sleepy Eyes of Death - Sleepy Eyes of Death DL REMOVED -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Sleepy Eyes of Death Album - Street Lights for a Ribcage [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2007 Genre - Electro, Shoegaze, Post-rock Tracklist 1 Mean Time Till Failure 2 Eyes Spliced Open 3 In Parallel 4 Tired Channels 5 We Are Safe 6 Separated by Circuits 7 Cells Divide 8 No Panic 9 Capsule / Collapse 10 Static for Blood -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sleepy Eyes Of Death - Street Lights for a Ribcage DL REMOVED -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Sleepy Eyes of Death Album - Dark Signals [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2006 Genre - Electro, Shoegaze, Post-rock Tracklist 1 Shattered Limbs 2 Final Heart Beats Black 3 Pierce the Air 4 Metastatic 5 Pulse From Breath 6 Crushed by Stars -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sleepy Eyes Of Death - Dark Signals DL REMOVED -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Lunar Node ~ Jatun ~ iambic ~ Our Ceasing Voice ~ Neko --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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