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Sleep City Crisis: “The Akashic Records Vol.1” A Labyrinth Of Intangible Textures…

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Posted January 14, 2013 by Peter Burns in Electronica

Rating

Production
90%


Arrangement
95%


Songwriting
95%


Performance
0%


Appeal
85%


Total Score
73%


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Producer: Damian C. and El Lou
 

Positives:

The strongly experimental and avant-garde nature of the music, gives it creative and technical substance !
 

Negatives:

By the same token, the strongly experimental and avant-garde nature of the music, may narrow down it's general appeal, strictly to the genre lovers.
 
Our Review

Sleep City Crisis is the solo musical project of Damian C. Which combines different genres of music mainly in the experimental category combining elements of IDM, Glitch, Trip-Hop, Industrial, Ambient, Electronic rock and Prog Rock. The Akashic Records is the start of an upcoming series of instrumental albums/mix tapes, based off the book of life, […]

by Peter Burns
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Sleep City Crisis is the solo musical project of Damian C. Which combines different genres of music mainly in the experimental category combining elements of IDM, Glitch, Trip-Hop, Industrial, Ambient, Electronic rock and Prog Rock.

The Akashic Records is the start of an upcoming series of instrumental albums/mix tapes, based off the book of life, or better described as the book that contains all knowledge of human experience and the history of the cosmos, that can be assessed through Astral Projection or deep hypnosis.

The Akashic Records Vol.1 album explores the belief of the occult and the sections explored through astral projection and deep lucid dreams which invokes feelings of fear, anxiety, hopefulness, and euphoria.

This seventeen track album which kicks off with the mysterious “Everything Is Artificial,” starts with weird synth sounds and a talking voice, fading and rising into the heart of the track, where the piano is heavily used as a base, and layered by various semblances of other ethereal sounds and noises. From the outset, Sleep City Crisis’ music is difficult to describe, it has to be experienced.

The album is strongly experimental, avant-garde electronica. It’s easy to picture all kinds of landscapes, movie scenes and journeys into outer-space, while listening to these compositions. If you like Jean-Michel Jarre’s earlier works or you’re into ambient, trip-hop and glitch, then this may be a good album to add to your discography.

Like the best pieces of instrumental electronic music, The Akashic Records Vol.1 makes you think about what you’re are listening to, the moment you hear it. On one level, you admire the creative and technical capabilities of the artist, and the cultivated nature of the music, while on another level you find yourself being moved emotionally in a way that you cannot describe.

The album is a labyrinth of intangible textures, motifs and white noise, layered upon a rhythmic drone which builds and crashes, varying in excitement and desire as it climbs to its zenith, then falls back into the depths, only to restart again. Using varying rhythms, volume, and textures, Sleep City Crisis creates a three-dimensional soundscape for the mind.

Evocative and at times heavy, The Akashic Records Vol.1 album, successfully produces moody synthesizer sounds over complex pulsing sequencer patterns, where the intonation constantly shifts, and where tunes and melodies and the other trappings of popular music are almost entirely absent.

The strength of this work is vested in its ability to embed the listener into a perception. It is a personal and singular journey, brought to life by what your mind, memories and imagination will fill the framework with. Listen to it in the dark, lying down, with your eyes closed.

Released 27 November 2012, Damian C. is Sleep City Crisis
All Music by: Sleep City Crisis, Mixed/Produced by: Damian C., Co-Produced by: El Lou, Artwork by: El Lou

The Akashic Records Vol.1 album

The Akashic Records Vol.1 album

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