SleepThe Sciences

Label:Third Man Records – TMR-547, Third Man Records – TMR 547
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK, Europe & US
Style:Stoner Rock, Doom Metal


A1The Sciences3:04
A2Marijuanaut's Theme6:40
BSonic Titan12:26
CAntarcticans Thawed14:23
D1Giza Butler10:03
D2The Botanist6:27

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  • Drums, Cymbal [Cymbals], Other [Model Craft], Photography ByJason Roeder
  • Electric Bass [Four String Electric Bass Guitars], Vocals, Pipe [Water Pipe]Al Cisneros
  • Electric Guitar [Six String Electric Guitars], Acoustic Guitar [Six And Twelve String Acoustic Guitars]Matt Pike
  • Engineer, Mixed ByNoah Landis
  • Lacquer Cut ByBW*
  • Layout, Design [Composition]Josh Graham
  • Mastered ByBob Weston*
  • Music By, Lyrics By, ProducerSleep
  • Tour Manager [Road Manager]Damon Kelly


First pressing on black vinyl.

Issued on a gatefold jacket with insert.

Copies sold in the European/UK market (released 22nd June 2018) are identical to US copies apart from a new hype sticker with press quotes attached to the shrinkwrap.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 813547025869
  • Barcode (Printed): 8 13547 02586 9
  • Barcode (Scanned Sticker): 813547026064
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): III TMR-547-A [CMS logo] BW 180313 .--. ..- .-. .--. .-.. . / -.- ..- ... ....
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): III TMR-547-B [CMS logo] BW 180214 ... -.- -.-- .-- .- .-.. -.- . .-. / --- --.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): III TMR-547-C [CMS logo] BW 180214 -.-. .-- / .--. .. ... ... / .-. --- -- ..- .-.. .- -.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): III TMR-547-D [CMS logo] BW 180214 ... ..- .--. . .-. / .-.. . -- --- -. / .... .- --.. .

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  • Ridgeb's avatar
    Edited 5 months ago
    I purchased this on cassette first. Amazing sound.
    Vinyl is impressive as well.
    If you enjoy High on Fire this is a bit more melodic.
    • Dhbutler's avatar
      Excellent pressing. Not a click or pop to be found. A smoke thick sounding record! Man, the bass on this record is amazing. An excellent example of how good vinyl can sound.
      • Wilburb1's avatar
        Sounds great and packaging is also great.
        Highly recommend to anyone who's into stoner rock/metal
        • GIACCIOALAIN's avatar
          I have this vinyl but without disc 2. I have twice the disc 1. Has anyone twice the disc 2? To make an exchange
          • RingoDef's avatar
            Excellent sound and beautiful cover artwork. The music itself is mesmerizing and unique
            • scoop16's avatar
              I have two copies of this now. The first I purchased online upon it's release on 4.20.18 from Third Man Records. Even though it's been well-played, it came out of the sleeves with some pops and the occasional crackle. As such I bought a second copy which now has a hype sticker on the shrink-wrap over the front cover(The first release didn't). This second copy is super clean without pops or any crackle. Fantastic listening. Very happy with this new copy also purchased online from Third Man.
              • Chowny's avatar
                This sounds fantastic to my ears. It sounds friggin' heavy but also detailed and musical.
                • krisjay's avatar
                  Not a fan of Third Man pressings. Just not very good, simple as that.
                  • davidtheduncan's avatar
                    Edited 2 years ago
                    I'm really disappointed by the sound of this album and other Third Man pressings by artists in this genre (ie: Boris). When I compare Sleep's material that was pressed by Southern Lord Records to this release, I prefer the sound of the Southern Lord pressings so much more. I think there is more definition in all of the frequencies on the Southern Lord releases (ie: 'The Clarity' and 'Dopesmoker' reissue). This album just sounds really muddy on my stereo system and I always have to attenuate the bass in order to listen to it.
                    • fermtzux's avatar
                      My copy (black vinyl) is great but the mix is too bassy for my taste, would like more guitars and less bass. The music is beautiful anyways.



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