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SleapingDreaming released their new album “Victory Roses”

Elsa Marques 02/04/2019 News Comments Off on SleapingDreaming released their new album “Victory Roses”
SleapingDreaming released their new album “Victory Roses”

SleapingDreaming officially released their debut full-length record called ‘Victory Roses’. Available as CD & Digital on their main legal platforms (Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify…).

SleapingDreaming is a Brooklyn based trio that plays some heavy-ish shoegaze/dreamy/post-rock kinda stuff. They previously unveiled the single “Birds (Let Birds Feast On Your Dead Eyes)” on SoundCloud.

The full album is now also available:

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SleapingDreaming is a Brooklyn (NYC) based trio that creates dense, noisy, layered music. Occasional vocals cover dreamy, haunting, hypnotic soundscapes. The band, composed of former session and touring drummer Brian Clemens, bassist John Loggins and guitarist Tim Porter, is heavily influenced by shoegaze, post-rock and downtempo trip-hop.

At the beginning, the band started as an informal side-project focused on experimentation with sound and texture. It initially constituted three members without specific instrument assignments or musical goals. Over time roles within the band became more defined with Brian Clemens on drums and electronics and Tim Porter generating a lot of guitar-based sounds. The third member did not want to continue in a formal band setting, so when the band started doing its first shows in mid-2016, SleaphingDreaming was a two piece.

The band’s desire to generate a layered live experience meant heavy reliance on pre-recorded loops and the integration of electronic noise elements. This became somewhat of a distinguishing element for the band and shaped the band’s music. However, it also served as a limitation, and eventually the band opted to bring on a third member to focus specifically on the low-end. John Loggins joined primarily as bassist in mid-2017 and the band changed its name to the slightly simpler SleapingDreaming.

From that point the band took on a more traditional feel, structuring music in the tradition of post-rock and post metal, with heavy influence from shoegaze. Generally, the band’s music is instrumental and slow moving, defined by hypnotic evolutions, layering and density.

About SleapingDreaming:

Facebook / Bandcamp / Youtube / SoundCloud

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Adopted the role of the zine Finnish emissary, and since my addition to the roster, I have been juggling the tasks of Editor-in-chief, Promoter and Manager of the zine social media pages. As part of the permanent staff of the zine, album reviews, video and written interviews, covering live shows (text, video and photography) have been also a strong contribution to the zine work. Besides the zine "hobbie" I am also a origami, music and traveller enthusiastic. Academic background: Biology degree from the University of Coimbra (Portugal); Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Center of Neurosciences Coimbra & Faculty of Science and Technology; PhD degree from the Medical Faculty, University of Helsinki.

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