New game, new luck. The Australians Sleepmakeswaves are re-releasing their 2011 debut album on September 6th, which has been licensed by Bird's Robe Records to the larger label Monotreme Records. In view of the popularity of bands like Explosions In The Sky this is understandable, especially since the multi-faceted and brilliantly produced instrumental pieces also work well without vocals and often have symphonic qualities. In any case, the four Aussies have a lucky hand when it comes to arranging melodic guitar walls and driving drum grooves in harmony with ambient passages and to swing the whole thing up to orgiastic heights ("In Limbs And Joints", "A Gaze Blank And Pitiless"). At the poppy "(Hello) Cloud Mountain" the spying sun is even replaced by a cloud front, which penetrates the band with united forces. In order to provide an incentive for the owners of the first edition, there is the bonus CD "...And So We Remixed Everything", whose nine remixes do not reach the ingenious tensions of the originals.
Top Track: To You They Are Birds, To Me They Are Voices In The Forest