The Sleep Playlist (Vancouver Sleep Clinic TAKEOVER)

Some of the most beautiful experiences I have had with music have been as a result of my sleep playlist.  I’ve never been sure if this is a normal ritual or if its a select few strange people like me that do this.  I know for me, I simply can’t sleep without music.

Whether its drifting off to a This Will Destroy You album, or waking up to the end of Sigur Ros’ ‘Glosoli’ at 2am, I’ve always found something so special about the connection of music to sleep.  It has the power to carry a weary mind to rest, or peacefully confront a restless and anxious soul.

This is where the ‘Sleep Clinic’ part of the project name came from. As much as I am against the use of genre, if I had to classify the VSC sound I would call it Sleeping Music.  Sleep is an atmosphere and a soundscape that I want to tie all of my music together with.

Anyways, here is 5 of my all-time favourite sleep songs:

Sigur Ros – “Varuo

The Ember Days – “Rest

This Will Destroy You – “Threads

Lowlakes – “Song for Motion

Oliver Tank – “Last Night I Heard Everything in Slow Motion

If my music can guide people to sleep under any circumstance, like these bands have helped me, I would be so happy.

This post was written by Tim Bettinson (Vancouver Sleep Clinic), as part of his Takeover of Indie Music Filter.  Find him on twitter here.

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