With the release of his new record ‘Floating’ at the start of this week, Danish multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz, AKA Sleep Party People has revealed a hallucinogenic video for his latest track ‘Floating Blood of Mine’. Sleep Party People is also set to embark on a full European tour in autumn later this year (details are below).
Sleep Party People is the brainchild of Brian Batz, a Danish multi-instrumentalist with a boundless imagination. 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. “The whole feel of the album is very different from the two earlier releases. It’s 100% hand-played and totally organic and analog” Batz explains. “I wanted it to sound more like a band than a one-man-project this time.” For the most part casting aside the eerie murmuring vocals that have thus far been a Sleep Party People trademark, ‘Floating’ sees Batz simplify his work, cutting down on the number of layers and effects, taking inspiration from the less complicated recordings of “the good old days” and limiting himself to 24 tracks on each song. “It was a very different way of working for me, but an approach I learned to love during the whole process.”He adds: “The feel and the sound on the album is way different from any other SPP album you’ve heard, but I believe that you can still hear that I’m the songwriter and that I have a specific way of writing songs.”
Forthcoming tour dates are…
4th Sep – Mono, Oslo NORWAY 5th Sep – Folken, Stavanger NORWAY 6th Sep – Perfect Sounds Festival, Bergen NORWAY 23rd Sep – Espace B, Paris FRANCE 24th Sep – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London UK
26th Sep – The Exchange, Bristol UK
25th Sep – Gullivers, Manchester UK
27th Sep – The Haunt, Brighton UK 21st Nov – Kleine Donner, Hamburg, GERMANY 22nd Nov – Beursschouwburg, Brussels, BELGIUM 23rd Nov – Arttheater, Cologne, GERMANY 24th Nov – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, GERMANY 25th Nov – Pod Minoga, Poznan, POLAND 26th Nov – Basen, Warsaw POLAND 27th Nov – Berghain Cantine, Berlin GERMANY 28th Nov – Paradiso, Amsterdam NERTHERLANDS