Influenced by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Neurosis, and Sunn O))), Sleepbomb are ready to deliver their debut on Koolarrow Records, scoring what is considered to be the original German Expressionist film – Robert Wein’s 1920 classic tale of madness, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Commenting on the signing announcement, Billy Gould explains:
“Compared to most other projects that I’ve worked on, Sleepbomb is an entirely different beast. I have always liked music when there is a visual component to it, but these guys express theirs with a rhythm that is very deep and hypnotic, but full of character in a very human sense.”
“Billy has been a long-time mentor to Sleepbomb and a never-ending font of great ideas and advice.” – continues Tim Gotch: “When Billy offered to release The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari via his personal imprint, Koolarrow, we immediately said yes. We are honored and grateful for this opportunity and can’t think of a better home for our first label release!”
With five full film scores in hand, Sleepbomb approaches 2023 and beyond with a renewed dedication to progressing and disseminating this unique form of cinematic art and music. After many years of only self-releasing live or excerpted recordings, Sleepbomb joins the roster of Koolarrow Records for their first full formal score recording – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The LP is scheduled to be released in October 2023 in digital, physical and synchronized Blu-ray formats.