Sunkings ‎– Soul Sleeping

Blue Room Released ‎– BR044CD
CD, Album


1 Tongues Of Fungus 3:35
2 Flesh Canvas 6:54
3 Isle Of The Departed 6:49
4 Tang 7:28
5 Eden Reprised 9:50
6 Polyglot Man 10:09
7 Divine Inferno 9:52
8.1 Talisman 4:36
8.2 (silence) 6:00
8.3 Untitled 5:03

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Mastered at Townhouse.
Original transparency supplied by The British Museum.

Packaged in a carboard slipcase containing a further cardsleeve foldout with a slot for the keeping the disc.

Track 8 "Talisman" contains a hidden track (8.3) that starts at 10:36. There's 6 minutes of silence after track 8.1 ends. The total length of track 8 is 15:39.

Printed on the back cover:
℗ 1998 Blue Room Released
© 1998 Blue Room Released

Printed on the CD:
℗ & © 1997 Blue Room Released. Made in the E.C.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 617936904427
  • Matrix / Runout: DISCTRONICS S BRO 44 CD 02
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L501
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8702
  • Label Code: LC 6110

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April 29, 2019
edited 8 months ago
Admittedly a style of music that is not my cup of tea, but I keep this record for the sole purpose of playing the spoken word intro of Tongues of Fungus; a brilliant reading of a R.S. Thomas poem titled "Priest and Peasant".

Priest And Peasant
by R. S. Thomas (1913-2000)

You are ill, Davies, ill in mind
An old canker, to your kind
Peculiar, has laid waste the brain's
Potential richness in delight
And beauty; and your body grows
Awry like an old thorn for lack
Of the soil's depth; and sickness
Uncurls slowly its small tongues
Of fungus that shall, thickening,
And choke you, while your few
Are green still.
And so you work
In the wet fields and suffer pain
And loneliness as a tree takes
The night's darkness, the day's
While I watch you, and pray for
And so increase my small store
Of credit in the bank of God,
Who sees you suffer and me pray
And touches you with the sun's
That heals not, yet blinds my eyes
And seals my lips as Job's were
Imperiously in the old days.



May 15, 2015

Great album very atmospheric, no cheesy dance riffs or drum roll build ups to be heard, just meaningful deep soundscapes, the vocals spoil the tracks in places
best track is Tang which is amazing


May 15, 2015

Great album varied with lush sounds good beats and etherreal touches
luckily no cheesy generic dance drum roll build ups or simple thud thud 4 4 beats
more an adventure into ambience, the vocals spoil the tracks somewhat in places
best track is the amazing tour de force Tang


January 30, 2004
I don't normally go for this kind of thing but the sheer production skills envolved here are amazing. The sunkings have made a very dark twisted answer to the boards of canada. I wouldn't lable this trance music at all. It's just really lush electronic music that can really carry one away (normally to quite scary places.) I haven't heard any of their other stuff so I don't know how this compares.