review: sleep sleep – cvrs EP

Sleep Sleep
CVRS EP (Noise Appeal Records)

Sleep Sleep is the nom de plume of Vienna-based multi-instrumentalist Pieter Gabriel and CVRS EP is his first release under this name. He picked 5 songs which he reimagined and showed us in a totally different light, and released them as a free online release through noise appeal records, until his full LP is released in late fall.

The instrumentation is dreamy, full of 80s synth sounds, drum boxes, sound samples, and spoken word fragments.
I have always been a fan of good covers, the kind that get reinvented, and make you wonder what the song could have become with different arrangements, if it was created in a different time and place by a different person.
In this EP, in some of the cases, the songs turn out to be more interesting than their original counterparts.
The singing is beautiful, low and soothing, and the music is atmospheric.

I really like the diverse choice of artists to cover, specially remarkable when it comes to approaching a David Hasselhof song, and making it sound epic, or taking a great song like “wild at heart” by the Austrian band Mile me Deaf, and giving it a new layer of dark 80´s glow a la Depeche Mode.

Keep your eyes on this guy, this EP anticipates a great album.
Download this EP for free from here
Tracklist:

1-Morning Light (by Convertible)
2-Teenage Spaceship (by Smog)
3-Dirty Diana (by Michael Jackson)
4-Wild At Heart (by Mile Me Deaf)
5-Looking For Freedom (by David Hasselhof)

Text: Miguel Figuerola