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.
Crafting a concept album is an incredibly difficult task. Tying together a cohesive narrative across a record’s worth of songs isn’t just daunting, it’s an endeavour that even some of the industry’s finest have failed to do memorably. This task, however, becomes notably more difficult when you’re dealing in the abstract via instrumental soundscapes. That is what Chronotope Project, the moniker of composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen, attempts to do with his latest project, ‘Ovum.’
NAAL is an eclectic music project led by Chicago composer Dave Mantel. This talented musician has a true passion for great melodies and haunting musical textures. His blend of ambient, shoegaze and experimental drone music feels personal and unique, echoing the work of artists such as Slowdive, Boards of Canada or Sigur Ros, just to mention a few.