A Sleeping Irony / A Sleeping Irony
Album: A Sleeping Irony   Collection:General
Artist:A Sleeping Irony   Added:Aug 2004
Label:No Label  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-16 Pull Date: 2004-10-17 Charts: Loud, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Oct 17 Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29
Airplays: 1 2 1 3 1 1 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 17, 2006: Cognitive Overload
4. Oct 06, 2004: Brownian Motion
No One Sleeps
2. Oct 13, 2004: Brownian Motion
5. Sep 29, 2004: Brownian Motion
3. Oct 07, 2004: Stirling's Approximation
No One Sleeps
6. Sep 22, 2004: Brownian Motion
A Slap in the Dick

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-08-12
Sample art/noise + heavy rock/metal. Another fine example of how many thrash metal type bands are closet noise masters. This local (Oakland) group is far from closeted as about every music track is intro-outro’ed by some fine interesting noise/sample art, or at least some interesting text samples, and many tracks are pure noise. The music is heavy metallic with nods toward grinding stoniness at times and thrash at other times. Vocals are all screamo-emo. Reminiscent of Dystopia, Redwood City bands, Cripple Bastards, Slap a Ham, mid 90’s stuff, but the noise makes all the diff. FCCs? If so, indiscernible. This is really great stuff.

1) good noise intro ~1 min, followed by full-on screamo thrash
2) starts sorta mellow, goes full thrash emo, ends with nice noise
3) excellent civil defense warning sample in intro to heavier stoney rock fee, excellent lyricless ode to the H-bomb
4) heavy rock with screamo-emo vocs, samples
5) long: bizarre echo noise, devolves to vomiting and exorcism/religious blather, followed by a pretty rockin’ metal beat, devolves into stony free-jazz-metal insanity improv for last ~5min
6) run through electro treatments with a repeated sample over it, little resemblence to anything metal
7) brief spooky treated samples, watch dead air for last ~30 secs
8) rather chill straight sample art/noise, electro massaged
9) interesting sample mash, heavy layers turn noise drone
10) analog synth tones, noise, build with echo
11) spooky layered samples, noise
12) layers of samples, near end samples of gunfire and an audible “Shit!”
13) sparser sample collage, spooky
14) strange electro, rhythmic, like being at a carnival, on a merry go round on about 1250 mics of LSD
15) excellent repeats of “I am not retarded” sample

Track Listing
1. Semen Cocoon   8. /
2. Utility in Futility   9. /
3. No One Sleeps   10. /
4. Humanity   11. /
5. A Slap in the Dick   12. /
6. /   13. /
7. /   14. /
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