SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE | concert
Sleep party people returns to the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre!
Sleep Party People returns with new music – their new album ‘Lingering’ has been realeased in June 2017 through Joyful Noise Recordings.
Sleep Party People is the brainchild of Brian Batz, a Danish multi-instrumentalist with a boundless imagination.
As a sonic architect, Batz proves to be something close to a Genius … Wonderful – The Sunday Times.
Releasing albums in 2010, 2012 and 2014 Sleep Party People has gained attention of fans worldwide with 80.000 followers on Facebook. Two different versions of the song “I’m Not Human at All” has reached more than 6 million views combined. Having previously mainly toured in Europe and Asia 2017 marks the year where Sleep Party People will give increased focus to the many fans in USA, Mexico and South America.
Taking as inspiration the work of Boards Of Canada, David Lynch and Erik Satie, Batz found the sound of the old battered piano in his apartment, coupled with a freaky electronic alteration of his recorded voice, created an eerie, hypnotic sound often labeled as Dream Pop.
With his other worldly signature sound in place, this one-man home recording project started to take shape back in 2008, the collection of weird and haunting melodies he created forming the basis for Sleep Party People’s self-titled debut album (2010). The overall atmosphere he fashioned, one that evokes the disorientating world between being asleep and awake, wasn’t a conscious effort.
I’ve always been a huge fan of instrumental ambient music, but I never felt that I should throw myself into making such music, but when I started the process I really got the taste of it and began to love the blend between the organic and digital world. – Brian Batz.
The newer more organic approach to the music becomes clear when Batz takes the band on the road. Playing Live Sleep Party People is 5 musicians, which allow Batz to fully explore the sonic depth in the songs. The audience is in for a treat when the band – wearing their iconic rabbit masks – plays a dynamic show with songs ranging from quiet piano-driven to loud cinematic instrumentals.