Album Review: sleepmakeswaves

Sleep makes waves

sleepmakeswaves -‘…and so we destroyed everything.’ (Monotreme)

It’s probably fairly easy to lump this Australian band in under the post-rock banner. But this record is astonishingly self-assured, and so utterly wonderful.

Like a fair amount of post-rock, this is an instrumental act, but the music really does, umm, speak for itself. It’s music to lose yourself and find yourself in, music that at times is euphoric, at others unbearably sad. And it’s an album that reveals more on each subsequent play. It does, of course, benefit from repeated plays. Not just because it reveals a little more of itself each time, but because when you have finished playing it, you know you’re going to want to hear it again. And if you haven’t heard it yet, then you should. It’s not just another post-rock record, there’s something truly brilliant here.

If they have destroyed everything, then the ashes are truly beautiful.


…and so we destroyed eveything is out now on Monotreme.

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