Sleep

sleepThe Clarity
Sleep
Adult Swim Singles

Our ears have only just stopped ringing since Destruction Unit dropped their Adult Swim installment, ‘Dust‘, a few weeks ago. Now, the Adult Swim Singles Club come good again with brand new noise from stoner rock titans, Sleep.

Picking up where 2003 LP Dopesmoker left off, ‘The Clarity’ is a straight up, stoned, doom metal phenomenon. Bone-shaking bass throbs, a guttural kick drum pounds, and a smoke-screen’d vocal is shrouded in sub-frequency fuzz. This is not a track for the faint hearted and if played loud and proud through your biggest speakers, is sure to knock you straight on your back.

Exhaling into a face-melting interlude mid-way through, its no suprise Sleep don’t stray too far from their key riff here. Why would they? In a recent interview with NPR, Sleep revealed that ‘The Clarity’ was written in a couple of days, off the cuff, just as Adult Swim approached the band to do a single. Their comment on the near ten minute epic, “‘The Clarity’ is an exercise in musical stream of thought, as all proper music should be.”

Dave Palmer