Monday, February 26, 2024

It’s Here, But I Have No Names For It… Sleepmakeswaves New Album

Australian instrumental post-rock act Sleepmakeswaves will release their new album It’s Here, But I Have No Names For It on Friday 12th April through Bird’s Robe/MGM and Dunk Records), ahead of an exclusive UK show at London’s The Garage on Sunday 12th May.

Produced by the band themselves, at Golden Retriever Studios in Sydney, Australia, It’s Here, But I Have No Names For It was written during the pandemic, and originally recorded during 2022 just before the band embarked on a three month tour for their previous EP trilogy, These Are Not Your Dreams.

Further recording was completed in 2023, including string arrangements by Simeon Bartholomew (SEIMS). The record was then mixed by Andrei Eremin (Closure In Moscow, Tash Sultana, G Flip, Luca Brasi) in Philadelphia USA and mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering in Boston USA.

It’s been said that fans of the band’s heavy bombastic aggression will resonate with tracks such as ‘All Hail Skull’ and ‘Ritual Control’. Invigorated melodic and emotive performances and arrangements can be found on ‘Black Paradise’ and ‘Terror Future’.’ Retaining their signature approach to heavy dynamics and crescendos the band are still at their peak when they turn their hand to cataclysmic emotional epics such as the title track and the album closer ‘This Close Forever’.

The first single ‘Super Realm Park’, prefiguring the record as a whole, has been described as “a majestic return to the classic hallmarks of the band’s melodic post-rock sound, whilst introducing new production and arrangement elements.” You can check out the video here at RAMzine. You can also stream ‘Super Realm Park’ here and here.

Commenting on the album as a whole, the band declared:  “The mysterious phase of nothingness, crucial to the smw creative process, is over: our new album is finally done. Thank you so much to all our listeners for your patience. It has been a slow but intense labor of love and we are proud of the songs on this record, and grateful for the many people who helped bring it to life. Hope to see you on the road in 2024, more show announcements to come, and we truly hope the new music we’re about to release resonates with you in the same way it does with us.” 

As noted, Sleepmakeswaves has added an exclusive UK headline show to their growing world tour dates in support of their forthcoming new album It’s Here, But I Have No Names For It. The band will play at London’s The Garage on Sunday 12th May, with support from fellow Australians and purveyors of doom-jazz, Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving, as well as English shoegaze group Graywave

You can pre-order the album here and reserve tickets for The Garage in London  here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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