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Slaapwel Records is a small record label specialized in music to fall asleep to. Often I find myself lying awake in bed, not sleepy enough to fall asleep, not lively enough to keep doing stuff. I figured it would be good if there was more music that soundtracks the thin border between being asleep and lying awake, deliberately choosing the sleepy side of things. So I set out, looking for people that would be good at making mind-soothing songs. I ask them to write a sleep-inducing record, I listen to it, and when I fail to reach the end because I fell asleep, I release it as a musical record. All artists are various people I met through the years, different yet all connected with their unique talent. I think they are very good at making "boring" music. This is not an insult. I love their music to death and I think they are all very capable of making wonderful sleep-inducing songs. In any case, don't make too much of it. It is all just good fun. Sleepy fun.
 

Demo Policy

We're really humbled by all the requests for releasing a record. It's very flattering you think Slaapwel could be a good home, but, in all honesty: if you made an album and you're looking for a label to release it: Slaapwel can't do that for you. Slaapwel only releases albums specifically made for people to fall asleep to. Much like scientists, we do a test with each submission before releasing it. If you want to make something special, feel free to send it over. We promise we'll try it out, if it works, we'll get back to you, if it doesn't, we prefer staying quiet because it is no fun to say it didn't work. :-) 


Tuesday
Feb192008

Jasper TX

This Quiet Season by Jasper TX

Here we are. A third slaapwel release. This time it is by a friendly swedish dude called Dag Rosenqvist who releases music under the name of Jasper TX. So far he released about three full length records which are all well recommended. I particulary like "In A Cool Monsoon". I think his music is best described as a slowed down/stripped down postrock sort of thing. Like if you would play Do Make Say Think at half the speed. It's very soft, melancholic and moving. For "This Quiet Season" he slows even more down. It is a very droning record, but still has bits of incredible soft melodies. Think of Stars of the Lid too, Eluvium would also be a good reference if you don't know what Jasper TX sounds like. "This Quiet Season" lasts for about 40 minutes which are divided into six compositions. All made up with guitar, reverby electronics and some piano. At least that's what I hear. It has been composed in the winter of 2007-2008 and the artwork has been made by Astrid Y - the cdr still being wrapped in the awesome arrigato paks made at stumptownprinters. Even more so than the two previous ones this record will definitly make you fall asleep. The length, the soft variation and the soothy-ness of this record are all close to ideal when you're trying to get lost into your sleep.

MP3/FLAC download available.

 

• slaapwel iii • sold out • released 19.02.2008 • limited edition (100) •

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