Delarosa* ‎– Sleep Method Suite

Clockwise Records ‎– CW 003
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Recorded on a Tascam four track casette recorder, monitored through a Peavey keyboard amp, midiless at Sabannah Labs throughout late ninety six to spring ninety seven. Audio touch-ups at Microgroove.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): CW003A / TD @ Masterfonics 1702.1(2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): CW003B / TD @ Masterfonics 1702.2(2)


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September 26, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
To be honest my first access to this was through some mp3's I scoured for. The version of the B side I owned for about 5 years was cut to 7 minutes, only a fraction of the actual song. Now that I bought the wax (it's pretty worn). I am hearing the full version for the first time right now as I am writing this review. I can honestly say that I feel as if I have been missing out on something very special. While the A side consists of stellar lo-fi ambient experiments, and contains some deep percussion work, beautiful soundscapes, and some field recording cuts of midnight trains rolling on the tracks The B side is an absolute marvel. As the caption on the disc implies (non-rhythm) this is pure 3 a.m. ambient bliss, that takes you to a lonely city. Awe inspiring, and beautiful. I remember I met Scott in a Prefuse show back in like 2010, I asked if would ever make a new Delarosa & Asora record. He said no, but that he would create something like it. It broke my heart a little bit, but I have been waiting for that record since. This is 5* material.


July 28, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

While it is possible to draw a dotted line between Mo'Wax instrumental hip-hop influenced tracks and this record, I think the release of Sleep Method Suite signaled a new direction. It was the perfect balance of ambient and instrumental hip hop - to make you nod your head and feed your mind. It was Scott Herren's first full length and is always nice to come home to.

Scott has moved on with his sound, but tracks like "Filth" and "Gnosis Rhyme & Bullshit" will stand the test of time.



March 29, 2004

This is by FAR the best Scott Harren release to date. It's a perfect mix of Savath's downtempo and Prefuse's abstractness. It's very spacey and mellow. A lot of nice drum breaks too, something for everyone.