"Sleep Function Lost"
Genres: indie rock, indie pop
123 Old Christchurch Road Bournemouth
BH1 1EP, UK
Jun 16 - 22 2003
Pavement? Like Britain? Why not have the best of
That's right! With True Swamp Neglect's Sleep
Function Lost, you get what Pavement would have sounded
like had Steven Malkmus grown up munchin' scones and tea with Queen
Elizabeth II. Hey look, "Dear Fingerprint"
sounds like it belongs on Wowee Zowee! And, wait,
"Foam Strut" and "Victory Cigarettes" -- why, they
second versions of Terror Twilight's moody pop tunes! And
what about Slanted and Enchanted? Well, the eight-minute
"The Heavy Music" kind of sounds like three or four SaE
songs wadded together, perhaps with some hip-hop (The Streets?) thrown in for
That's not to say there aren't exceptions. "Umbrella
Weather," for example, just sounds like Sigur Ros' "Svefn-G-Englar"
with vocals laid on top. As well, "Year of the Chimp"
sounds like the calmer Sebadoh material. The title-track, meanwhile, takes the Sigur Ros thing
farther, completely omitting vocals and just leaving the guitars and
electronics to do the talking.
Overall, this is an above average indie rock album with some very
catchy tunes on it. Go out and buy Sleep Function Lost;
after months of happy listening, you'll be
thanking the folks at Superglider for releasing yet another gem of a
11 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2003]