sleepy.ab is a four-piece post-rock band from Hokkaido, Japan formed in April 2002. They describe their music as having characteristic melodies of transparency and floating aimlessly. The “ab” in their name stands for “abstract”, and it isn’t pronounced when spoken.
sleepy.ab members are: 成山剛 (Tsuyoshi Nariyama) on vocals/guitar , 山内憲介 (Kensuke Yamauchi) on guitar, 田中秀幸 (Hideyuki Tanaka) on bass guitar, and 津波秀樹 (Hideki Tsuha) on drums.
Face The Music (12/11/2002)
Taveling Fair (5/26/2004)
Sleepy.ab LIVE @ Sapporo Artpark (12/27/2006)
Sleepy.ab LIVE @ Sapporo Concarino (10/31/08)
Mother Goose (2011)
sleepy.ac is an alternative name of sleepy.ab coming from their newest acoustic live album “sleepy.ac「LIVE@Sapporo Kitara」”. “ac” for acoustic instead of “ab” for abstract. [ sleepy.ab ] or [ sleepy.ac ] ~ [ Acoustic ] or [ Electric ] ~ With Drummer [ Hideki Tsuha ] or Without Drummer [ Hideki Tsuha ] the band is bind to make good music. It's how they say some people are just born with the gift and sleepy is damn right one of them. This acoustic live rec is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. DO NOT SKIP.
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