Sleeping Bear

by Sleeping Bear

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This is a debut self-titled album by Ukrainian post-rock band Sleeping Bear. Recorded over the period of 2013-2014.

Sleeping Bear is:
Oleksiy - guitar, keys
Evgeniy - guitar, keys
Vasyl - bass, keys
Mykhailo - drums, percussion

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It’s hard not to think of recent events in the Ukraine when taking in the melancholic tinge of “The Rise”, the opening track on Sleeping Bear‘s self-titled debut disc. Brother has been pitted against brother, border against border. It’s a tough time for the troubled nation, which makes it a good time for muscular music. This Kiev quartet may have formed only a year ago, but their timing is impeccable. Their brand of classic post-rock is instantly appealing, providing comfort as well as encouragement. In the daytime, this music says, keep fighting. At night, it says, rest now, weary head. Standout track “All That You Love Shall Be Carried Away” may bear a prescient title, but its sound is fully contemporary. Vinyl crackle introduces the guitars and guides them gently through the valleys like a needle in a groove. The introspection of the track also allows the listener to appreciate the speaker-to-speaker drumming, a steady, dependable rhythm like the heart of an embattled nation. By shifting between desolation and hope throughout the album, Sleeping Bear has given the people an soundtrack for their times.

(c) Richard Allen, A CLoser Listen


released April 22, 2014

Recorded and mastered by Konstantin Naumenko (Sunrise Studio)
Artwork by Lita Akhmetova



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Sleeping Bear Kiev, Ukraine

Sleeping Bear is an instrumental rock band from Kyiv, Ukraine. The band formed in winter of 2011 and after several changes of line-up played their first concert on the 7th April, 2013. Their brand of classic post-rock is instantly appealing, providing comfort as well as encouragement. ... more

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