Must Hear Postrock: Sleepmakeswaves - I will write peace on your wings and you will fly over the world

SleepmakeswavesSleepmakeswaves, a fantastisc band from Australia, cannot be missed in this segment. It's a band that represents the best music in the genre. The combination of guitars, synths, drums and electronics sound fantastic. Energetic and quiet segments in just the right time, these guys know how to write music. Over the course of the years, their albums sound a lot more up-tempo and energetic, the older albums have the perfect balance for me.  Seeing them live is an absolute blast with a raving, energetic show that sets the stage on fire.

The best album is called In today already walks tomorrow from 2008 and the best track is the album opener: I will write peace on your wings and you will fly over the world. A highly energetic beginning with pounding drums, bass-guitar and some cool riffs sets the stage for a very dynamic track. At around the 1:35 mark, the track quiets down for a soothing guitar strum that marks the start of a grandiose build-up. The small but bright electro-pieces in the background really complement the track. At the 4:40 minutes mark, the track kicks it up a notch for the finale at the 5:10 mark.

It's an uplifting track that has a sense of adventure in it. A perfect companion while walking / hiking in the mountains with a great view. When you finally reach the best viewpoint, you're in awe and that's exactly what this track does with its listener. A beautiful opener for a a fantastic album. Do try the third track, One day you will teach me to let go of my fears. Another fantastic song with a great sense of adventure in it. I really dig the artwork too, it's a beauty!




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