This morning I received an e-mail from Bird’s Robe Records regarding a band called Sleepmakeswaves. Now, I am open minded. I will listen to anything at least once. Upon seeing Sleepmakeswaves’ Bandcamp page to listen to their new single “(Hello) Cloud Mountain,” which was what that e-mail was about, I was extremely concerned for what I was about to hear. The band’s genres listen on Bandcamp include “experimental,” “post rock” and “progressive.” Experimental? Sure, I’m down. Progressive? I love it. Post Rock? Not so much. Well, I kept a cool head and decided to listen to this anyway. I was shocked.
Now, this is like nothing I listen to whatsoever. This is very strange music. it has electronica elements, soft guitars and no vocals. I have to admit, however, this is not bad. For some strange reason, I can handle this. I’m not sure why and I don’t think I would listen to it on my own, but it is in no way terrible. The drumming actually has a hint of a d-beat influence in it, which is really odd. Just after the two minute mark, it actually gets heavy. This part has a very nice progressive vibe to it. This is less than half of the song, however. So yeah, while I wouldn’t put this on myself, probably, I don’t think I would change it if it came on. Not metal, but not bad at all. Check it out below and tell me what you think. If you like it, you can download this track for free here.