Sleep Party People has confirmed details for a new album & uploaded a brand new track. The new record ’Floating’, will be released on June 2nd through Blood & Biscuits (part of the Pink Mist collective of DIY labels).
The first track to make it’s way online is the disorientating ‘In Another World’. Sounding like the sonic version of falling down the rabbit hole, it’s a gloriously macabre offering with strings swirling around thick basslines to create a mood that – for those already in the know – is unmistakably Sleep Party People, but more potent & forceful than ever before.
Sleep Party People is the brainchild of Brian Batz, a Danish multi-instrumentalist with a boundless imagination. Taking as inspiration the work of Boards Of Canada, David Lynch and Erik Satie, Batz found the sound of the old battered piano in his apartment, coupled with a freaky electronic alteration of his recorded voice, created an eerie, hypnotic sound.
With his other worldly signature sound in place, this one-man home recording project started to take shape back in 2008, the collection of weird and haunting melodies he created forming the basis for Sleep Party People’s self-titled debut album (2010), Efterklang & The Antlers invited him to tour with them, and the widely applauded unsettling beauty of ‘We Were Drifting On A Sad Song’ followed in 2012.
In February 2013, armed with one rough sketch of a track on his laptop and a head full of ideas, Batz travelled to San Francisco to work with Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, Morrisey & Blondie) and Mikael Johnston (The Sounds, Jane’s Addiction). One month later, he returned to Copenhagen with the nearly-completed third album, ‘Floating’, on his hard drive.
“The whole feel of the album is very different from the two earlier releases. It’s 100% hand-played and totally organic and analog” Batz explains. “I wanted it to sound more like a band than a one-man-project this time. It was a very different way of working for me, but an approach I learned to love during the whole process.” He adds: “The feel and the sound on the album is way different from any other SPP album you’ve heard, but I believe that you can still hear that I’m the songwriter and that I have a specific way of writing songs.”
1 Change In Time
2 Floating Blood Of Mine
3 A Stranger Among Us
4 In Another World
5 Death Is The Future
6 I See The Sun, Harold
7 I See The Moon (Feat. Lisa Light)
8 Only A Shadow
9 Scattered Glass