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Sleep Heavy
Blackest Ever Black
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September 22, 2017

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Sleep Heavy is the debut album from Jabu, the sound system street soul selectors that are a central component within Bristols Young Echo collective.

Lifting its title from a poem by fellow Young Echo poet and FuckPunk don chester giles, Jabu's debut album blends a sugary sweet RNB like poetry with some steely-eyed instrumentals composed of robotic tears. Having previously appeared on Blackest Ever Black as part of the death-dub group Killing Sound, Jabu's Amos Childs places ten passages of melancholy heavy yet abstract electronic zones for the sentimental tones of vocalist/lyricists Alex Rendall and Jasmine Butt to pour out their emotive cries. Much like Kuedo's brilliant In Your Sleep or Winsome's Sugar Records releases, Jabu's Sleep Heavy is a softly composed pop record that once you let it get itself under your skin, tearing yourself away from it is no longer an option.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Let Me Know 4:36 Buy
  2. 2 Tomb 1:24 Buy
  3. 3 Get To You 5:23 Buy
  4. 4 Fool If 4:45 Buy
  5. 5 Bones 1:49 Buy
  6. 6 On 3:03 Buy
  7. 7 Searc 1:07 Buy
  8. 8 Wounds 3:45 Buy
  9. 9 Which Way 4:48 Buy
  10. 10 Lay You Down 2:47 Buy
  11. 11 Give 2:29 Buy


Blackest Ever Black

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Electronic and Electronica

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Alternative / Indie / Post-rock

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