Our Sleepless Forest
Our Sleepless Forest

[Resonant, www.resonantlabel.com]

Three piece from London, Our Sleepless Forest's self-titled debut is as strong as anything I've heard in the electronic-electric category. One of the first things that attracted me to the release is the band's full realization of the sonic spectrum. Their use of dense climates - strings, layered keyboards, meshes of glitch-like scatterings of bird sounds - is both intimate and waywardly. While Stars of the Lid may be referenced in a couple of the pieces, their sound is stubbornly more intimate, and glows with a hearth of subtle concoctions. "White Bird" features blistering vocal [are these vocals?] samples that build up in a colourful array of blinding light. The music's soothing quality is spruced up with dashing keyboard motifs and a couple of times [as is the case on "The Clarion"] massive explosions of intense lightening-force white-heat auras. Best enjoyed uninterrupted from start to finished, Our Sleepless Forest is a discovery amongst the dead, wilting branches of the surrounding ecosystem.

- Tom Sekowski


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