Sleep Party People’s Brian Batz dives into the darker edges of orchestral pop on new album Heap of Ashes.
Influenced by primarily Bulgarian choral music, the worn-out sound of old tape, and 21st century experimental composition, the music of Sleep Party People exposes every facet, every moment, and every wound, finding beauty even when the last glow of hope looks like it’s ready to fade into the ashes. Heap of Ashes includes contributions from Halvcirkel, GNOM, and Sound of Ceres’ k Hover.
released October 28, 2022
All lyrics by Brian Batz
All music by Brian Batz except "Needle" by Brian Batz & Gnom
Produced by Brian Batz except "Needle" by Brian Batz & Gnom
Mixed by Brian Batz
Recorded at Batz Studio and at The Village by Brian Batz & Aske Bode
Mastered by Brian Mørk
Orchestration arranged by Brian Batz & Anders Bach
Conducted by Anders Bach
Front photography by Marcin Nagraba
Cover artwork by Ryan Hover
Thanks to Leavy, Anders Bach, Jacob Haubjerg, Kristian Paulsen, Aske Bode, k Hover, Halvcirkel, Malthe Rostrup, Brian Mørk, Karl Hofstetter for doing more than you had to & everyone at Joyful Noise Recordings, Marcin Nagraba, Ryan Hover, Daan De Bruyne, Katrine Stochholm, Kaspar Kaae, Morten Søgaard, Daniel Kolind, Tue Ebert, Thomas Ipsen, Statens Kunstfond, DJBFA and family & friends, too many to mention but you have my deepest gratitude and love.
Sleep Party People, the brainchild of Danish multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz, began as a one-man home recording project in
2008. Since then, Sleep Party People has released several critically-acclaimed albums, and signed with Joyful Noise in 2017.
Sleep Party People’s latest is 'Heap of Ashes', a dive into the darker edges of orchestral pop....more