Nocturnal emissions, graveyard lullabies and unholy dreaming

#1
Humans have a natural tendency to sleep. I, as a human, have spent a lot of my time sleeping. In my younger years I would often forsake this fact in favor of passing out, but I've grown fond of sleep in my later years. It's awesome, try it out.

I have an intense desire to soak as much as my life as I can in quality music. Often times my urge to sleep clashes with my desire to indulge in soundscapes.

This is where this thread comes in!

Sleepy Metal? Blasphemous torpor? Cacophonous comas? What ever noxious poison suits your needs, let us talk. Just be aware, you will not be sleeping your own sleep tonight!

Lately I have been enjoying....

Nortt - Gudsforladt

Unique despite its tried approach. You will need many, many torches for this dark descent...

Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet

The classic. I've been sleeping to this album for god damn forever. Ready to see colours you never knew existed?

I will be discussing more after work, man it's a lot later then I thought....


In the non metal spectrum I have been enjoying Barn Owl - The Conjurer and Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - The Sexy Midnight Torture show.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
Last edited by VampireGoldfish at Jul 8, 2011,
#2
lately less bed time metal more prog / goth stuff but i really like nodding off to

Murw - In de mond van het onbekende wacht een oceaan
e: sample here

on the prog side paatos / landberk
on the goth side flowing tears
#3
haven't had any "nocturnal emissions" since my early pre teen days

as to sleeping to metal albums, or music in general...

Fripp & Eno - Eveningstar ~ Frippertonics ~ No Pussyfooting
Univers Zero - Heresie
Burzum - Hvis Lysett Tar Oss ~ Hjiloskalf
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - 25th Symphony ~ 40th Symphony
Morbid Angel - Illumnus Patronus
Some Japanese Dude - Chrono Trigger OST
King Crimson - Islands

would have to highly rec Enos work in general, man knows how to drone things out.
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#4
Skepticism-Alloy
Ildjarn-Hardangervidda
Johannes Brahms-A German Requiem
Katatonia-Dance of December Souls
Agalloch-The White
Tangerine Dream-Zeit

Are probably the most played albums when i start to go to bed, usually get through the whole album then drift off finally
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#5
I miss the days when I used to drift off listening to music. I can't do it now because my ipod earphones are real cunts to sleep with and I dont have any small speakers.

I'm going to try it with Holst's The Planets. I'll definitely be awake for all of Mars, but maybe I'll nod off somewhere around Saturn, bringer of old age. 'Twould be fitting.
#6
Yeah i've done it before, i think i managed to just barely keep awake through it all.
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#7
drudkh - autumn aurora
Moss - subtemplum

and non-metal:
Silver mt. zion - He has left us..
Pyramids and Nadja
#8
Quote by VampireGoldfish
Ready to see colours you never knew existed?


No, because that would mean I am transcending this dimension onto the fourth dimension.


As for sleeping with music, I can either listen to music with no vocals, i.e Moondog, or an instrumental band, or something that is something of a swirling mist of various sounds, such as Cold Body Radiation's music, or something like Monument's I.
#9
Emissions is one I forgot, I enjoy that.

Speaking of indie metal, Fen's Malediction Fields and Kauan's Lumikuuro do decent work.

Holst is great for sleeping. Mars is a great journey.

I actually listen to most music laying down in darkness. My ritual if you will.

And I feel stupid for forgetting Ildjarn
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#10
Earth 2 is a nice album to play before bed
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#11
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Emissions is one I forgot, I enjoy that.

Speaking of indie metal, Fen's Malediction Fields and Kauan's Lumikuuro do decent work.

Holst is great for sleeping. Mars is a great journey.

I actually listen to most music laying down in darkness. My ritual if you will.

And I feel stupid for forgetting Ildjarn


Hardangervidda is the perfect album for drifting off, i find i tend to play the mp3's more than my lp for that exact reason.
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Acid probably makes you feel less like a hedonistic raver piece of trash, too.

#12
Drudkh gave me a nocturnal emission one time

Then I realized it was cuz the woman was mackin' on mah dick brah
Philosophy > Life
#13
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Drudkh gave me a nocturnal emission one time

Then I realized it was cuz the woman was mackin' on mah dick brah


Haha. Great word.

Go to sleep listening to Arditi, you'll have tremendous dreams. Other than that, I listen to a lot of Skepticism's 'Lead and Aether' going to sleep, or in dreary sleep-like states.
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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#14
I slept to Hvis Lyset Tar Oss again last night. As usual, it was incredible. And the only thing that consistently works.

Otherwise it's usually Tenhi. Or The Middle East. Or Andy McKee. Sometimes some other stuff too.
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#15
Alloy is notable as well.

Have to rep both Necromantia albums, and Necromass' Abyss Calls Life. The melodies of the latter is like descending into an....abyss...that calls for your life.
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#16
If I really want to get to sleep quick, I play music I have zero interest in. A bout of modern thrash cures even the most harmful narcolepsy.
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
#17
Haha, hook me up with some Nickelback and I'm out like a light


But seriously, do Cocteau Twins. Excellent sleep right there
Philosophy > Life
#18
Falling asleep to Körkarlen, Ancestortooth and Munn create the most unreal dreams I've ever experienced.
#19
Impetus for the "What are you sleeping to?" thread.
Glance into my eyes
and see the darkest shadows dancing
Playing in the desert of my life
Burning, -
and my soul is descending...



#20
One time about five years ago, I feel asleep listening to Ashes Against the Grain. It was probably the best sleep I had gotten in years prior to that. I tried it again the next night and it didn't work.

Falling asleep to music usually just doesn't work for me, but I might try it to Ludovico Einaudi tonight after seeing this thread.
#22
Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet is still the absolute best Metal album to sleep to after all these years.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#23
Quote by VampireGoldfish
Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet is still the absolute best Metal album to sleep to after all these years.


This is a classic and maybe the greatest sleeptime (?!?) metal album of all time along with Burzum. But I still think that Stormcrowfleer takes the top place in this race. Paralyzing, mesmerizing and so slow you'll think you're standing still but you'll find a big monster of the ancient times moving in your subconscious.

Also Darkthrone's pretty good for sleeping metal, there are others I also fancy but none spring to my mind now.
#24
I know I've bleated emphatically about this album recently, but I can't help but feel that this is the best night-time album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9ZiU7ahZso

If you're looking for something with Metal credibility that is actually relaxing but isn't metal then maybe you should look into:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zl5vpy__dQ

(Bohren started life as a Doom band)

OR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uT1F2F0K9w

(His music is more terrifying than Black Metal wishes it could be)
All I want is for everyone to go to hell...
...It's the last place I was seen before I lost myself



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#25
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Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet is still the absolute best Metal album to sleep to after all these years.


Easily my favourite.

Last three Summoning albums, Hardangervidda - which some of you guys have mentioned already,.. Esoteric's "The Pernicious Enigma" and Urfaust's "Troubaduri..." live LP seem to work the best. The sonic worlds they create are great to let the mind wander.

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"- I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good.”
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#26
I'm quite partial to Agalloch's Ashes Against the Grain.
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.


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I have come home to Arkham.