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Single Review: Gabriel Bruce – Sleep Paralysis

The debut single from Gabriel Bruce features a throaty growl reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and a beautiful accompanying book. Take a peek.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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He’s got the same kind of low pitched growl as Leonard Cohen, but Gabriel Bruce is not an old man whose voice has been buffeted and torn by years of abuse. He is the fresh faced ex vocalist of Loverman, and his debut solo single burns with a similar beguiling intensity. Sleep Paralysis is accompanied by a moody black and white video directed by maverick creative Ferry Gouw.

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The 7″ single comes with a beautifully designed and illustrated book that looks into the phenomenon of sleep paralysis, featuring cuttings and ephemera of people’s recollections of this remarkable sensation. The record sits in the back, reminiscent of story records from my childhood. It’s perhaps no surprise that this records should come with such inspiring artwork, given that Sleep Paralysis is released by Off Modern, which is a creative collective that formed in Corsica Studios in 2008 – since then they have produced ‘zines and journals, curated exhibitions, hosted a radio show and put together numerous musical events.

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Sleep Paralysis is out today on Off Modern.

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