• Mister Sir: The fifth and the last single of Sleep

    11 jun 2015, 04:28 av mistersirband

    The fifth and the last single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is waitin you here:
    https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep
    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part V
    Slow-wave Sleep.
    The bridge embodies connection between Heaven and Earth, the union of a man and a deity. It is a form of a bond between different points of sacred space. The bridge has always meant a transition from one state to another, a change or a desire for a change.
    Earth and Heaven were once connected by a bridge (or a tree, or a vine), and thanks to this people could easily communicate with gods, because there was no death. Since then the connection between Earth and Heaven has been lost, so you can only cross the bridge as a “spirit”. For that you have to either die, or to enter a trance state. This transition is rather hard to achieve, as it is fraught with dangerous obstacles and not all of the souls are capable of overcoming it.
  • The dream is real as long as you remember it

    29 maj 2015, 03:19 av mistersirband

    The fourth single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is waiting for you here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part IV
    Partial awakening.
    The dream is real as long as you remember it.
    With every second our present inevitably turns into the past and we can’t put the clock back. The main proofs of the existence of this past are our memories. Events that occurred five or ten years ago remain in our memory in a form of sketchy scenes, which contain only the most vivid, sharp and unusual changes in the daily routine. When you cogitate over the past, you watch someone else’s life from the sidelines. But what if some dreams leave not less lively memories about visual, tactual, and taste sensations? If we were to evaluate the reality of the past by the fact of having memories of these sensations, then dreams that were not forgotten in the morning would arguably be just as real.

    Salvador Dali - The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory (1952-1954)
  • We don’t own anything but our inner world

    9 maj 2015, 04:25 av mistersirband

    The third single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is already available here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part III
    REM sleep, rapid eye movement stage.
    We don’t own anything but our inner world.
    A dream is the only place where everything is under your control. The law of conservation of energy and substance no longer applies here: you can create any object you like out of thin air, you can bend space at any degree of freedom, you can fly, teleport, rush with the speed of light without fearing experiencing hundreds of g.
    The most interesting part is how our consciousness simulates feelings we’ve never experienced in real life. If during a lucid dream you jump out of a window, first you experience a normal falling (as you should in real life). But just few inches from the ground the falling gradually slows down. When you hit the asphalt, it turns into a jelly, which slowly absorbs you and kicks you out of the current level of sleep.
    Having all of these limitless possibilities one can't help but question the necessity of this “real” world. Why do we need it, if we have a much more pliable inner world where the only masters are we ourselves? The reality is that in this “real” world we don’t own any material things. In a blink of an eye we can lose everything we consider belonging to us “by right”.

    Jacek Yerka - Dream World
    http://webneel.com/webneel/blog/dream-world-revealed-canvas-21-mind-blowing-paintings-jacek-yerka
  • What would life be like if we wouldn’t have to sleep?

    21 apr 2015, 03:29 av mistersirband

    The second single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is already available here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part II
    Light sleep, the second stage of NREM sleep.
    What would life be like if we wouldn’t have to sleep? Certainly, we would have missed a ton of fascinating dreams. But we would have been able to achieve such great heights without drifting off every day even for couple of hours. Alfred Herpin knew it firsthand. This man had a rare case of insomnia, which allowed him not to sleep at all and this in no way reflected on his health. At some point of his life he claimed that he had been constantly awake for at least 10 years in a row. The rest of the more than 6 billion people will never experience this state. Because even just a day of insomnia results in problems with health for all of us. Within a few sleepless days human consciousness loses its clarity, causing an overwhelming desire to fall asleep with occasional “collapses” into a borderline state with confusional consciousness. This method of moral coercion is used during interrogations and is considered to be a refined torture.


    Original painting by © Richard Hess for a New York Times Magazine cover entitled "Insomnia".
    http://www.hessdesignworks.com/Insomnia.html
  • Maïak creates one of the best post-rock albums of 2015

    10 apr 2015, 18:56 av Velvetleaf



    Maïak creates one of key post-rock releases of 2015. They created to something big, something to be heard! The album is called “A Very Pleasant Way to Die”.

    Filled with the symbolic weight of a catastrophe that arose as the punishment of man’s guilty arrogance in an outburst remained silent, Maïak delivers a dark and powerful instrumental rock that evolves between tenuous melancholy and chaotic blast. Released by Fluttery Records which usually release amazing post-rock, ambient and modern classical albums.

    This post-rock storm comes from Switzerland. If you haven't heard it yet, here they have “A Very Pleasant Way to Die” on Bandcamp.
  • Meet the first single from Mister Sir's debut concept work "Sleep"!

    24 mar 2015, 06:28 av mistersirband

    The song is available for streaming here:

    The album is available for pre-ordering here:
    https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part I
    Sleep onset, the first stage of NREM sleep.
    One of the most unusual experiences at this stage is the maintaining of consciousness during the transition from waking state to dormant state. Seconds after hypnic jerks, which serve as a signal from the motor part of the nervous system about somewhat maintaining a control over the body, comes the paralysis, and the consciousness disconnects from reality, switching off to “sleep mode.” But if you keep the consciousness after the jerk, you can witness the process of transition to sleep “with your own eyes”. With your own mind, to be more accurate, because by virtue of the inevitable paralysis you won’t even be able to open your eyelids. Right after the paralysis you might even get soreness in the head and your whole body. It seems as if your brain gets suddenly imposed to a swelling current for 5-10 seconds at first and then to a decreasing one. We shall call each period of such increases and decreases in soreness “an impulse.” On the morrow of two or three impulses painful sensations pass off and the consciousness finally enters a dream relieved. However, in the middle of every impulse a drowsy person, whilst being helpless and paralyzed, gets anxious and in a cold sweat. Modern medicine insures that all of these fears are groundless, and sleep paralysis is harmless. But nevertheless you wonder every time: “What if I don’t wake up in the morning?”


    The Nightmare, by Henry Fuseli (1781) is thought to be one of the classic depictions of sleep paralysis perceived as a demonic visitation.
  • Indie/Rock Playlist: February (2015)

    16 feb 2015, 08:43 av Criznittle



    Torrent download: https://kickass.to/various-artists-indie-rock-playlist-february-2015-t10227858.html
    Alternate torrent download: http://www.btstorrent.so/various-artists-indie-rock-playlist-february-tf4520102.html
    Direct download: http://theindierockplaylist.com
    Stream: https://play.spotify.com/user/margjakob/playlist/0ltnLC9fwvlTG4kOXq7h0q

    1. (00:00:22) Red Cabin – (IRP) Intro
    2. (00:02:00) Trevor Morris – A World Torn Asunder
    3. (00:02:22) Rabbit! – A Year In The Life
    4. (00:04:35) Incubus – Absolution Calling
    5. (00:03:19) We Are Z – Airbrush
    6. (00:02:43) Saint Rich – Am I Wrong
    7. (00:03:56) of Montreal – Apollyon Of Blue Room
    8. (00:02:47) Team Me – Are You Still In Love
    9. (00:03:25) Eaves – As Old As The Grave
    10. (00:04:23) The New Pornographers – Backstairs
    11. (00:02:58) St. Vincent – Bad Believer
    12. (00:02:57) Animal Noise – Bag of Bones
    13. (00:02:12) Rachel Goodrich – Bananas
    14. (00:03:27) Red Cabin – Barricade
    15. (00:05:09) Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Billions Of Eyes
    16. (00:04:46) Death Cab For Cutie – Black Sun
    17. (00:02:05) King Creosote – Bluebell, Cockleshell, 123
    18. (00:02:24) Pretty Mery K – Boredom
    19. (00:03:26) Kishi Bashi – Brandenberg Stomp
    20. (00:03:08) Kero Kero Bonito – Build It Up
    21. (00:03:49) My Brightest Diamond – Ceci Est Ma Main
    22. (00:03:41) Adebisi Shank – Chaos Emeralds
    23. (00:02:57) The Yearning – Chasing Shadows
    24. (00:03:58) Ghastly Menace – Closing
    25. (00:03:47) Spirit Faces – Cloudplay
    26. (00:05:50) Frontier Ruckus – Crabapples In The Century’s Storm
    27. (00:02:03) Tacocat – Crimson Wave
    28. (00:03:20) Halcyon Drive – Crusoe
    29. (00:02:50) Trust Fund – Cut Me Out
    30. (00:04:01) Fort Lean – Cut To the Chase
    31. (00:02:57) Oscar – Daffodil Days
    32. (00:02:24) Sunbeam Sound Machine – Daibutsu
    33. (00:03:36) Agent Fresco – Dark Water
    34. (00:02:50) Bent Knee – Dead Horse
    35. (00:04:41) Siskiyou – Deserter
    36. (00:03:24) Diagrams – Dirty Broken Bliss
    37. (00:04:26) Absofacto – Dissolve
    38. (00:02:57) mewithoutYou – East Enders Wives
    39. (00:05:01) Fire-Works – Elephants
    40. (00:03:24) Pond – Elvis’ Flaming Star
    41. (00:04:18) The Wombats – Emoticons
    42. (00:03:30) Ropoporose – Empty-Headed
    43. (00:02:21) Wilhelm – Erin’s Song
    44. (00:03:55) Admiral Fallow – Evangeline
    45. (00:03:55) Her Magic Wand – Everything at Once
    46. (00:01:20) Tall Juan – Falling Down
    47. (00:03:50) Irontom – Feel Good Inc
    48. (00:04:50) Dan Deacon – Feel The Lightning
    49. (00:02:45) Wulf – Fire
    50. (00:04:48) Django Django – First Light
    51. (00:04:35) Mitski – First Love, Late Spring
    52. (00:03:50) C Duncan – For
    53. (00:03:43) Evil Arrows – For Love Instead
    54. (00:03:38) Rival Boys – Fortune
    55. (00:04:29) Mini Mansions – Freakout!
    56. (00:02:35) Hands and Knees – Freakshow
    57. (00:04:36) Xu Xu Fang – Friend To The Unknown
    58. (00:03:29) Edda Magnason – Game Of Gain
    59. (00:02:59) Panic is Perfect – Go Go Go
    60. (00:03:45) French For Rabbits – Goat
    61. (00:04:31) Broken Social Scene – Golden Facelift
    62. (00:02:10) The Vaccines – Handsome
    63. (00:04:06) The Miserable Rich – Hey Ma
    64. (00:03:37) Peter Kernel – High Fever
    65. (00:05:29) Hot Chip – Huarache Lights
    66. (00:02:25) Julian Cubillos – I Explode The Bully With My Mind
    67. (00:03:33) Saint Saviour – I Remember
    68. (00:02:13) Minx – I Want A War
    69. (00:03:51) Reptar – Ice Black Sand
    70. (00:03:55) My Double, My Brother – I’ll Die
    71. (00:03:17) The Belligerents – In My Way
    72. (00:04:08) Alberta Cross – Isolation
    73. (00:04:19) No Monster Club – I’ve Retired
    74. (00:03:14) Electric Six – I’ve Seen Rio In Flames
    75. (00:03:22) Cold Weather Company – Jasmine
    76. (00:03:24) Twin Hidden – Join Hands
    77. (00:04:13) Moulettes – Keep It As A Memory
    78. (00:03:06) Modest Mouse – Lampshades On Fire
    79. (00:03:52) Jose Gonzalez – Leaf Off, The Cave
    80. (00:02:55) Sidney York – Lily’s Kitchen
    81. (00:03:03) Mumm-ra – Lizzy Lu
    82. (00:03:50) Rusty Maples – Long Walk Home
    83. (00:04:16) Pompeii – Loom
    84. (00:03:09) To Kill A King – Love Is Not Control
    85. (00:02:27) Sea Parade – Meant For This
    86. (00:03:37) September Girls – Melatonin
    87. (00:03:01) Dorsal Fins – Mind Renovation
    88. (00:04:28) The Do – Miracles (Back In Time)
    89. (00:04:08) Hannah & The Heartbreak – Moon Dune
    90. (00:03:11) H. Hawkline – Moons In My Mirror
    91. (00:03:38) Felicity Groom – Move Your Muscles
    92. (00:04:09) Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
    93. (00:03:47) Rubblebucket – My Life
    94. (00:03:58) Logan Hyde – My Only Friend
    95. (00:02:39) Broncho – NC-17
    96. (00:05:06) Belle and Sebastian – Nobody’s Empire
    97. (00:04:23) Musee Mecanique – O, Astoria!
    98. (00:04:08) Carnival Youth – Octopus
    99. (00:04:24) Faded Paper Figures – On The Line
    100. (00:03:44) Vita Bergen – On The Run
    101. (00:02:37) Sigmatropic – Onion Rock
    102. (00:04:07) San Fermin – Parasites
    103. (00:03:51) Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
    104. (00:02:29) The Primitives – Petals
    105. (00:03:02) The Decemberists – Philomena
    106. (00:01:16) Quarterbacks – Pool
    107. (00:06:06) Old Wave – Riddles
    108. (00:03:22) The Mispers – Rio
    109. (00:03:56) Mr. Gnome – Rise And Shine
    110. (00:03:24) Work Drugs – Runaways
    111. (00:05:25) The Soil & The Sun – Samyaza
    112. (00:06:04) Mew – Satellites
    113. (00:04:06) Kids – Second Star On The Right
    114. (00:03:50) Ha The Unclear – Secret Lives of Furniture
    115. (00:01:43) Elizaveta – Sera Was Never
    116. (00:03:44) Moses Gunn Collective – Shalala
    117. (00:03:01) Mother Mother – Shout If You Know
    118. (00:03:41) Tiny Hazard – Silhouette
    119. (00:03:42) Radical Face – Sisters
    120. (00:03:05) The Elwins – So Down Low
    121. (00:03:26) Stereoshores – Somewhere Warm
    122. (00:03:26) Boss Moxi – Song of Joan
    123. (00:02:52) Hollerado – Sorry You’re Alright
    124. (00:03:14) Murder By Death – Strange Eyes
    125. (00:02:05) Quantum Keys – Strong People
    126. (00:03:37) Springtime Carnivore – Sun Went Black
    127. (00:03:04) Sleater-Kinney – Surface Envy
    128. (00:04:01) Cosmo Sheldrake – Tardigrade Song
    129. (00:03:13) Purple – Target
    130. (00:03:05) Royal Tongues – The Balance
    131. (00:04:25) The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy
    132. (00:02:58) The Mountain Goats – The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
    133. (00:02:14) Velociraptor – The Right To Call You
    134. (00:03:15) Stornoway – The Road You Didn’t Take
    135. (00:03:48) The Go! Team – The Scene Between
    136. (00:03:24) Born Gold – The Song Condemns Itself
    137. (00:03:46) Stars in Coma – The Value of Young Andre
    138. (00:03:59) Hollow Coves – The Woods
    139. (00:01:59) The Garden – This Could Build Us a Home
    140. (00:02:52) Mesita – Together
    141. (00:02:48) San Cisco – Too Much Time Together
    142. (00:03:53) Manchester Orchestra – Top Notch
    143. (00:02:47) The Meligrove Band – Tortaruga
    144. (00:04:14) Day Wave – Total Zombie
    145. (00:03:42) Trey Frey – Tres Frais
    146. (00:04:32) Deers – Trippy Gum
    147. (00:05:00) Syvia – Two Homes
    148. (00:04:59) Black Rivers – Voyager 1
    149. (00:02:20) Lunatics On Pogosticks – Waiting For You In Room 202
    150. (00:03:50) Them Bruins – Walk a Line
    151. (00:02:49) Imagine Dragons – Warriors
    152. (00:03:00) Tom Rosenthal – Watermelon
    153. (00:02:22) Ex Cops – Weird With You
    154. (00:03:35) Florence & The Machine – What Kind Of Man
    155. (00:03:20) The Raveonettes – When Night Is Almost Done
    156. (00:03:02) Soko – Who Wears The Pants
    157. (00:03:51) Firewoodisland – Winter is coming
    158. (00:03:10) Johanna Glaza – Winter Song
    159. (00:02:39) Rich Aucoin – Yelling In Sleep
    160. (00:03:15) OK Go – You’re a Fucking Nerd And No One Likes You

    Playing Time………: 09:20:41
    Total Size………..: 1007.78 MB
  • The Payday Is Coming! Mister Sir Promises to Deliver

    1 feb 2015, 08:24 av mistersirband

    In its single the band is starting a topical tale of unnamed Mister Sir – an unremarkable office worker lucky enough to be a part of a mundane, humdrum system of eternal routine, who’s only “joie de vivre” is getting his paycheck and living to see the next one. But soon enough Mister Sir is about to experience his road to Damascus and change forever. Or is he?
    15 February is going to be The Payday! Get Ready!
  • The Payday Is Coming! Mister Sir Promises to Deliver

    1 feb 2015, 08:24 av mistersirband

    In its single the band is starting a topical tale of unnamed Mister Sir – an unremarkable office worker lucky enough to be a part of a mundane, humdrum system of eternal routine, who’s only “joie de vivre” is getting his paycheck and living to see the next one. But soon enough Mister Sir is about to experience his road to Damascus and change forever. Or is he?
    15 February is going to be The Payday! Get Ready!
  • Sleepstream's post-rock / post-metal video: Cirrus Formed Antennae

    7 dec 2014, 17:00 av Velvetleaf



    Sleepsteam is the post-rock / post-metal band has shocked the world with their second album "They Flew In Censored Skies" which came soon after the debut.

    Their latest video, Cirrus Formed Antennae is on YouTube.

    Sleepstream is known for creating deep atmospheres by well written melodies with guitars, cello and the violin. Sleepstream’s mindset for this album was to “capture” their live sound with their full-scale dynamics and give the listener the best possible perception of the energy their compositions have. It seems that the album will satisfy the listeners of post-metal and post-rock genre who thinks that atmosphere is important.

    You can listen to the album here.

    The album is released by post-rock, ambient, modern classical label, Fluttery Records. The label is giving away a free sampler, it includes 24 great tracks from the best post-rock, ambient, mod-classical artists around the world. You can download it free here.