sleepmakeswaves – In today already walks tomorrow

by Grungi

Finding good music is always a pleasant experience. Finding good music for free is even more awesome. Recently, I got lucky and stumbled upon a fabulous record, “In today already walks tomorrow”, by the band sleepmakeswaves, distributed on the net by the Lost Children netlabel.

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, the four guys play a very cinematic kind of post-rock, including sweeping strings and ambient electronic elements as well as very heavy guitars. And whereas many newer post-rock bands simply recycle ideas from the genre’s big names (think MONO, Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, …), sleepmakeswaves manages to create something very original. With a strong emphasis on melody, the tracks never seem to drag on for too long, waiting for a climax that comes too late. Instead, with relatively short songs – the longest on the E.P. is only 8 minutes long -, the band keeps things fresh and interesting, and strike an excellent balance between pure beauty, epic sections, and heavy rhythms. That said, sleepmakeswaves never finds themselves on the aggressive side of things, even during the most intense parts of their songs.

Anyway, I don’t think I can really do them justice only by speaking of their music, so I’ll let you taste it for yourselves. Don’t hesitate to tell me what you think of it in the comments !

sleepmakeswaves Myspace

Download the E.P. here.