Sleep Cycle

by Brannan Lane

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This is a stellar recording and one that will surely stand the test of time. With Sleep Cycle, Brannan Lane has crafted an atmospheric gem — a new page in the book of ambient/space/atmospheric music, as well as new direction in Lane's compositional style. If you're not familiar with Lane's earlier ambient efforts, The Lost Caves of Thera and Troposphere, then this is definitely the best place to start, as his compositional style and production are in peak form. Lane's choice of timbre is always terrific, and it's at its best in Sleep Cycle. Lane's use of the variable-speed tape player as a sort of postmodern ambient instrument is really enjoyable. Incidentally, Robert Rich's early recording made great use of variable-speed tape players to a very similar, and equally pleasing, sonic effect; actually, the variable-speed player fits just as well in ambient, à la Rich's early work, but John Cage's "Imaginary Landscape" works and Pierre Schaeffer's musique concrète come to mind as well. Thematically, this record is based on the varying stages of sleep; unfortunately, comparisons will be drawn to Rich's work, particularly his most recent Somnium, but Lane has his own voice here and his own sound. This is Lane's first truly atmospheric ambient work, and one worthy of the highest accolades. Sleep Cycle consists of ten tracks, but they run together cohesively as if they were one long-running whole.

SOLO RECORDINGS: (Artist) - (Album)
Brannan Lane - CARIBBEAN DREAM
Brannan Lane - CARIBBEAN DREAM II, DREAMING AGAIN
Brannan Lane - PIANO DREAMS & NIGHTSCAPES
Brannan Lane - LOST CAVERNS OF THERA (Thera is the Greek word for Fear)
Brannan Lane - ANSWER THE SKY
Brannan Lane - TO EARTH AND BACK (Soundtrack for your Head)
Brannan Lane - TROPOSPHERE
Brannan Lane - SLEEP CYCLE
Brannan Lane - RELAXING EFFECTS OF WATER
Brannan Lane - HYPNOTIC DRIFT
Brannan Lane - SUBMERGE
Brannan Lane - SLEEPWALK (Somnambula)
Brannan Lane - ESCAPE VELOCITY
Brannan Lane - BLUEPRINT (In memory of Stan Lane)

COLLABORATION RECORDINGS: (Artists) - (Album)
Vidna Obmana, Brannan Lane - DEEP UNKNOWN
Amir Baghiri, Brannan Lane - LUCID CIRCLES
Ashera, Brannan Lane - SEXTANT
Robert Carty, Brannan Lane - CLIMATIC INFUSION
Robert Carty, Brannan Lane - DREAM SWIRL
Zero Ohms, Brannan Lane - SOUNDFALL TO THE INIFINITE
Zero Ohms, Brannan Lane - IMMENSE DISTANCE
Tom Larson, Brannan Lane - TRIBAL SPIRIT
Jason Sloan, Matt Borghi, Brannan Lane - MOVING THROUGH

COMPILATION RECORDINGS: (Artists) - (Album)
Various Artists - EMIT 0003
Various Artists - DISTANT FRIENDS
Various Artist –PROJECT ONE

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released April 26, 2012

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Brannan Lane Texas

Brannan Lane is an award-winning composer and producer who has released 26 albums in the Ambient, World, and New Age music genres. His work can be heard on Dateline NBC, Spike TV, Univision, Outdoor Channel, and Sony Play Station. Brannan's warm sonic textures emit a relaxing energy that pushes its way into your senses, bringing you into a celestial dream-filled coma. ... more

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