What a strange album this is, it's quite hard to describe what this album is like, but I will try. Weezer-ish riffs go into piano/string -led ballads (are they?) and then crank it out hardcore style. In Fifty minutes this CD manages to cover nearly every lofi rock base (more than you'd think), and manage sound to sound like Feeder only moments later to sound like Low or Fugazi. Hmm.
With "Sleep And Release", Aerogramme have managed to make a great album that will surely appeal to far too many people. The press release for this album speaks more volumes than anything review can though - "We needed to create intense music, whether it was intensely wild or intensely fragile" - they sure did that, and that what's so great about it. If you've got a love for the "intense" beauty of bands, be it sparse electronica, ambient noise, or albini noiseniks like Mclusky than you'll surely like this.