Song of the Day 2/23/09: Sleeper - Condition Or Effect
"I think the drum machine is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century." Nevermind the flatly ironic contradiction, nevermind the fact we know what's coming - Sleeper delivers with "Condition or Effect," a relentlessly sinking ship in a sea of overdrive. The drum loop leads this distorted dirge, while static piles on itself to impossible heights in the background. If you took the haze of a busted antenna from an analogue TV set and threw the resulting haze over the top of post-rock conventions, you'd get something like this: hypnotic and churning, slow and wild.
- Phillip Taylor-Parker
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