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Hard Sleeper

Sample track : 88

Hard Sleeper

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CD in Cardboard sleeve.
All tracks made by Peter Maybury.
Recorded at Softsleeper.
Mastered at Mid Atlantic.
Design and photography by Peter Maybury.
This CD was originally published in 2000 as the concluding part in the Dreaming Trilogy, a series of specialty box set releases by Emigre Music.

TRACKS:
1. Anniversary
2. Eko duo
3. November
4. 88
5. Paint
6. Soleil
7. Ocean
8. Palm Lines
9. 66
10. 77
11. Silver cars
12. Trash
13. Other planet


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“In common with many of its more obvious reference points (Tortoise, Rothko, Third Eye Foundation, even the bould Jim O’Rourke in one of his less melodic guises), Hard Sleeper anchors most of its more difficult wow and flutter to a solid, cyclical set of rhythms. When it’s at its best, as on '88' or the deliciously subdued 'Trash', this approach is extremely effective, by turns hypnotic and desperately unsettling. A fine headfuck if that’s what you’re angling for, Hard Sleeper’s brand of horizontal academia will reward close listening.

James Kelleher, Hot Press, 2001.


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“This debut outing from acclaimed Dublin graphic designer Peter Maybury is an engaging slice of dark electronica, and one that straddles a nebulous boundary between minimalist techno and American lo-fi. Maybury offers a spry twist on the ambient dance pioneered by Warp stalwarts Boards of Canada. Repeated listens expose deeper ambitions, however. An accompanying booklet (limited edition, which has sold out), produced with Californian design magazine Emigre, confirms Maybury’s post-rock leanings. At a time when too much Irish music strives towards humourless 'authenticity', Hard Sleeper exhibits a heartening zeal to push boundaries and challenge expectations.

Edward Power, The Irish Times, 2001.