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Beside guest vox by Keeley Forsyth, post punk/ambient vets Andrew Hulme and Roger Horberry turn sandmen on the gloaming ‘Sleepwalker’ session, which doubles as the soundtrack for Hulme’s film of the same name.
Conceived as an audio-visual project alongside Alex Egan and Stuart Hardie - the latter of whom who also did the art for their recent ‘Tension of Opposites’ tape - ‘Sleepwalker’ is exemplary of OYC’s current direction, with plangent keyboards and processed guitars describing nocturnal headspaces in an allusive style that’s warranted cult interest to their music since the early 80s.
Initially issued on underground German label Auf Abwegen, and now on vinyl for the first time with three bonus recordings, ’Sleepwalker’ is exactly the sort of material that benefits from an analogue host, committing their plasmic tones and hallucinatory ethers to black crack with properly immersive results. While created as a soundtrack, for which we’re sure it beautifully serves its purpose, the album’s suggestively evocative space leaves lots to the imagination and lends itself to colouring your own dreams and life-as-a-film adventures.