Australian instrumental post-rockers sleepmakeswaves have announced new music for 2020, three years since their 2017 release Made of Breath Only. The new project, titled These Are Not Your Dreams will be released on 17th July.
Rather than following a conventional release pattern, new songs will be released as a series of 3 EPs over the next few months, with No Safe Place out now, Out of Hours released on June 5 and Not an Exit released July 3. The first single Cascades debuted on triple j’s Home & Hosed in January, with a second track The Endings That We Write premiering on triple j’s The Racket in February.
On the new trilogy of EP’s sleepmakeswaves comment: “These Are Not Your Dreams refers to how modern life is rubbish and the internet is invading our brains. It’s control through disorientation and the manipulation of ‘your dreams.“
“Every song from this series has been an experiment in how far we can push ourselves creatively and sonically… because what else is there? There’s so much going on all the time, why do people need more?
We’ve set ourselves the challenge of answering that question every day we’ve worked on our material. And we wanted to work harder than ever to justify it in an age of limitless novelty.
We’re producing all of these as a one-time limited edition release & we’re happy to be using recycled materials to produce these physical products wherever possible, as well as offsetting the carbon footprint for the other merch packages. It’s been a long time coming. If you’re still here, we hope you understand how grateful we are to have your support after all these years. We’re proud and excited to share this with you, and we want to thank our dear friend and manager Mike for sticking with us to see this through. That’s it from us.“
The continuation of sleepmakeswaves is an ongoing a celebration of all that. A way to say thank you for everything, with a quick glance backwards, before continuing on with many more new things to come.