This item is to the best of our knowledge available to us from the supplier and should ship to you within the time-frame indicated. If there are any unforeseen issues with availability we will notify you immediately
Boomkat Product Review:
The ever-derided prog rock genre gets a kick up the derriere with this sophomore effort from US 4-piece Sleeping People. Featuring Prints/Tarentel/Pinback feller Kenseth Thibideau on bass Kasey Boekholt and Joileah Maddock duelling on guitars and Brandon Relf ably backing on drums there's a certain pedigree to uphold which the four piece pull off majestically. In fact the musicianship on the record is the first thing you notice while plunging into such epics as the seven-minute 'James Spader' (a track no doubt a tribute to the man best known for inserting his nether-regions into car accident wounds) as twin guitars crash and tumble through various 'movements', something like how Battles sounded before they shuffled into Warp speed. Angular, sometimes abrasive, indebted to Don Caballero and unafraid to lapse into a third act that sounds a little closer to Bebop Deluxe than most bands would allow this is sterling stuff and with just the kind of brazen attitude I love. I mean, prog shouldn't be a dirty word really and as far as I'm concerned writing instrumental epics like this shouldn't set Sleeping People into a position where they're solely lapped up by chin stroking vinyl fondlers (err... that'd be me then... right). Okay so we're mostly treated to the kind of fast, frenetic and powerful fret-workouts you hear on 'Yellow Guy / Pink Eye' and 'Grow Worm', but with variety coming from the 'Zuckerzeit'-era Cluster-esque '...Out Dream' and the Goblin-aping 'Underland' there should be enough on here to keep any self-confessed progressive mind more than content. An expansive listening experience, chalk another one up for Temporary Residence!