Arms and Sleepers

2014-09-23 19:55:13 UTC

Arms and Sleepers began one night in the back of an ambulance in Cambridge. In an alleyway a man was bleeding with a cassette player in hand, the play button still on. What sounded like recordings of a gospel choir blared from the tin speaker, while down the street a jazz band could be heard. The man was dying. He dropped the cassette player on the cement and closed his eyes, the sound carrying through the air into his ears for one last time. Though this moment in time died with him, his cassette lived on — and Arms and Sleepers were born. Persistent international touring and constant dissemination of their sounds makes Arms and Sleepers a worthy opponent for the typical temporal constraints that can befall a band.

Having issued a series of limited edition releases and the well-received Bliss Was it in That Dawn to be Alive EP (Fake Chapter) in 2007, Black Paris 86 is their debut full-length on Expect Candy Records (DE). A tight and intense record, listening to it feels like sitting in a cinema, watching landscapes, beauty and tragedy - feeling warm and safe while a hint of mystery seems to whisper that not everything is ok out there.

SWIM TEAM (28th OCT 2014).

2014 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Arms and Sleepers, with the release of their first new album in over three years – entitled Swim Team – scheduled for October 28th via Fake Chapter Records. Building on the ambient sound of their previous work while taking their music in a fundamentally new direction, Swim Team sees the duo taking bold creative steps and coming into full focus. “The album is definitely a departure from our previous releases – it has more to the point, concise compositions with a lot of focus on beats and different synth sounds,” says Ramic. And songs like Swim Team and Hurry Slowly perfectly embody the band’s new and amped-­up sound.

Inspired by childhood obsessions in the 80s, Swim Team draws from instrumental hip-­hop, R&B-­influenced instrumentation and a wide range of electronic music to capture nostalgic moments. Despite a relatively short running time of 35 minutes, the album manages to deliver a wide range of intense emotions through its tapestry of intricate melodies and upbeat rhythms. More importantly, the new album fulfills the longing we have had for new music since the release of the band’s critically-acclaimed 2011 album The Organ Hearts. Swim Team is a compelling album characterized by a beautiful blend of lush textures, complex beats, and subtle harmonies which illustrate the duo’s growth and pursuit of invention and reinvention – becoming their most dynamic album yet.

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Arms and Sleepers - Swim Team Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - Swim Team [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2014 [ 28th OCT ) Genre - Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock [ EPIC AS USUAL ] Tracklist 01. Unbound 02. Swim Team 03:44 03. Hummingbird 04. Tiger Tempo 03:35 05. Mingus Mapps 06. Forever Only 07. Nobody More Than You 08. Ghost Loop 09. Hurry Slowly 03:36 10. Better Living Thru Chemistry 11. Tetro -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PRE-ORDER Arms and Sleepers - Swim Team -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - A Man, A Plan, A Canal: Panama [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2011 Genre - Ambient, Trip-hop, Dark-ambient, Experimental [ SUPERB ] Tracklist 1. The Cooler 02:58 download 2. The Pedestrian 04:12 download 3. In Memorium 04:10 download 4. Escape 04:42 download 5. From The City Of Lights 02:22 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - A Man, A Plan, A Canal: Panama --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - [ Tusk EP ] Release Date - 2011 Genre - Ambient, Trip-hop, Dark-ambient, Experimental Tracklist 01. Arms And Sleepers - Tusk 02. Arms And Sleepers - Tusk (Helios Remix) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - Tusk EP -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - The Organ Hearts Release Date - 2011 Genre - Ambient, Trip-hop, Dark-ambient, Experimental Tracklist 01 – Kepesh 02 – Tusk 03 – I Sing The Body Electric 04 – The Afternoon Child 05 – A Smile In Sofia 06 – Antwerp 07 – Serie Noire 08 – Reprise 09 – Yesterday’s Child 11 – Atelier 12 – Airport Blues -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - The Organ Hearts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - Nolstalgia For The Absolute Release Date - 2011 Genre - Instrumental, Ambient, Mod-classical [ BEAUTIFUL ] Tracklist 01. Crash 02:40 download 02. Lisbon 02:40 download 03. Croix Rouge 01:35 download 04. Lovers Arctic 01:35 download 05. Clayton 01:39 download 06. The Dying Animal 02:43 download 07. Nova 01:10 download 08. Rondo 02:29 download 09. Tonight We're Thinking Of You 02:05 download 10. The Hidden Sea 02:08 download 11. Quiet Camera 01:18 download 12. Night 02:23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - Nolstalgia For The Absolute -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - Metador Remixed Release Date - 2010 Genre - Ambient, Shoegaze, Post-rock Tracklist A1 Matador (Uzi and Ari Remix) A2 The Architekt (Lymbyc Systym Remix) A3 Twentynine Palms (Nolenz Volenz Remix) A4 Simone (Amanda Rogers Remix) A5 Helvetica (The American Dollar Remix) B1 The Architekt (The Consulate General vs Boy in Static Remix) B2 The International (Arms and Sleepers Remix) B3 Kino (thisquietarmy Remix) B4 The Architekt (Bigadiga Remix) B5 The Paramour (Elika Remix) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - Metador Remixed -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - Matador [ Alternate Versions-B-Sides ] Release Date - 2009 Genre - Ambient, Shoegaze, Electro, Post-rock Tracklist 1 - Matador (Bedside Version) 2 - Armes 3 - Léon (Instrumental Version) 4 - Still 5 - Kino (PV Version) 6 - Simone (Alternate Version) 7 - Kino (Airport Mix) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - Matador [ Alternate Versions-B-Sides ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Matador Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - Matador Release Date - 2009 Genre - Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Trip-hop Tracklist 1 Orly 2 Matador 3 The Architekt 4 Twentynine Palms 5 Helvetica 6 The International 7 Simone 8 Kino 9 Words Are For Sleeping 10 The Paramour -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - Matador Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- arms-and-sleepers-black-paris-86 Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - Black Paris 86 Release Date - 2007 Genre - Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Trip-hop Tracklist 01 Greetings From Tokyo 2:42 02 A Mission to Prague 5:19 03 Lausanne 4:20 04 Black Paris 86 5:13 05 Seems (If Ever) 4:47 06 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance 4:42 07 Warm 4:04 08 I Was a Climber 1:35 09 Butterflycatcher 3:48 10 Like a Typewriter From a Moving Train 1:33 11 Rooftops / Lanterns 4:47 12 We're All Paris Now (Part 3) 5:19 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - Black Paris 86 Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- arms-and-sleepers-cinematique Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - Cinematique Release Date - 2007 Genre - Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Trip-hop Tracklist 01 - Mimema 02 - Embassy Theme 03 - By The Harbor 04 - Ankara (A Memory) 05 - Potsdam Voltaire 06 - Guests & Ghosts 07 - Embassy Theme II 08 - Tram 11 09 - Pfarrstrasse 10 - This Place Was My Home... 11 - So Why Pause -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - Cinematique Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- bliss-was-it-in-that-dawn-to-be-alive Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - Bliss Was it in that Dawn to Be Alive Release Date - 2006 Genre - Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Trip-hop Tracklist 1 - Beneath Bricks And Books 2 - A Mission To Prague 3 - Arms-Sleepers 4 - Warm 5 - A Girl Named Clive 6 - Moscow Pop 7 - (Untitled) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - Bliss Was it in that Dawn to Be Alive Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- lautlos Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - Lautlos Release Date - 2007 Genre - Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Trip-hop Tracklist 1 - Lautlos 2 - Cinemas For Marseille 3 - From Under The Floor Boards 4 - Se Vende Limber 5 - Found In Manhattan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - Lautlos Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- milkweed Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - Milkweed Release Date - 2008 Genre - Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Trip-hop Tracklist 1 - We're All Paris Now (Pt. 1) 2 - Runner Misplaced 3 - By My Bones 4 - Red Light Pipe Dreams 5 - Winter Is Coming 6 - Lights & Alarms -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - Milkweed Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Arms and Sleepers Album - The Motorist Release Date - 2009 Genre - Ambient, Electro, Post-rock, Trip-hop Tracklist 1. Dear Charles, My Muse, Asleep or Dead 2. The Motorist 3. Jetty 4. Algiers Point 5. In The Empire of Builders -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers - The Motorist Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arms and Sleepers --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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