on 20 June 2009
Sleepy Sun are a lolloping pysche-rock beast crawling out from under some remote rock. 7 minute epic "New Age" opens the album with stark drum patterns and dreamy vocals that envelop the listener. "Lord" is next up and introduces Sleepy Sun's range with soulful crooning and melancholic piano that comes off like Magistrates with talent or Cold War Kids with a desire to be anything but safe. "White Dove" is in Black Mountain country with huge, brain-frying riffs and heavy wigging out. The closer is folkier than any of the above and witnesses acoustic, campfire-like sing-alongs and harmonica that reprise the bucolic feel of almost-but-isn't title-track "Sleepy Son". Poor marks for consistency, and stodgy in parts (see "Red/Black"), Embrace is nevertheless a welcome addition to this year's roster.
on 26 July 2014
I've Just finished listening to the Embrace album. Wow! I'm blown away.
These folk are serious musicians with superb imaginations...If you're into Psychedelic Blues/Jazz Rock with a vintage feel these guys are well worth checking out...So nice to see real musicians cutting through the sterile corporate rubbish that is the Music industry today.
It sounds like Hendrix meets the Floyd with a hint of the Doors, but unlike the usual 'vintage' copies these influences have been firmly brought into the present within the band's own style.
P.S - This style of music is like watching a painting unfold, it's highly creative and is executed with dedicated craftsmanship, very thought provoking....it's not music to make you dance or numbing background music for a bar, and if you have the attention span of a small child, then this probably won't be for you either. ;)
on 3 September 2011
I bought this CD as I had one Embrace CD, which I loved. I disliked this one immediately. It was the kind of music that I hate, very vague and mystical. I listened to it once and didn't want to go through listening to it again. Don't bother buying it (unless you like vague and mystical)! Rubbish.