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Appearing on the one hand to be a post-modern Apocalyptic Cult, Sleepytime Gorilla Musem delight in setting folksy allegorical tales of auto-genocide and the species-wide doom we all face to breathtakingly strange and compelling musical compositions. SGM’s impressive instrumental array includes many homemade devices suggestive of the avant-garde. Having little in common with those who have marred the field, whether mere arty obscurists, jock-like musical gymnasts, or high-brow snoots, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum are thoroughgoing populists, warmly regarding their varied audience and skillfully embracing their role as entertainers. Even though the band boasts heavy-hitters like Carla Kihlstedt (Tin Hat Trio) and Nils Frykdahl of Faun Fables, this is a band that survives and thrives supremely through heavy touring, and in the process has amassed a devoted (to say the least) following. For a band that owes as much to Meshuggah as they do to the Art Bears, Messiaen, and Einstürzende Neubauten, their skewed exhumation of Futurism in reverse strikes a broad nerve and fills a big void – in the process SGM’s music has become dear to many many hearts.


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mimicry releases

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum of Natural History
(WoM 019) - 2004

SGM of Natural HIstory


A landmark release in the tradition of absolutely no tradition, a destined classic. With this, their Mimicry debut, Sleepytime's musical method has evolved, as natural things will do, and delivers what can only be described as a complete and thoroughly devastating musical expression. With their dense harmonic compositions & and jagged, intricate rhythms (by FAR the best in the business on both counts) servicing the artistic equivalent of a Unabomber tract set to music, the music collected in the Museum of Natural History sets a serious high water mark for future generations to look back on in awe… assuming the existence of future generations, that is.

  1. A Hymn to the Morning Star
  2. The Donkey-Headed Adversary of Humanity Opens the Discussion [mp3]
  3. Phthisis [mp3]
  4. Bring Back the Apocalypse
  5. FC: The Freedom Club [mp3]
  6. Gunday's Child
  7. The 17-Year Cicada
  8. The Creature
  9. What Shall We Do Without Us?
  10. Babydoctor [mp3]
  11. Cockroach





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