Interview – Evolutionary Sleeper

Evolutionary Sleeper is a unique artist with a fantastic sound to his music – we recently featured his EP Labyrinthian in a round-up review, and I wanted to find out a little more. Read our interview below to find out more!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released an EP titled Labyrinthian, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about it and where can it be purchased?

Labyrinthian was my debut 3 track EP released at the end of last year. It’s the first set of tracks I’ve released featuring vocals, as I had previously been releasing instrumental tracks. All three tracks feature a different frontman & each puts their own unique stamp on the material.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

Honestly, if anything it’s allowed me more time to focus on this project.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

Being a solo project, the writing takes place almost entirely in my humble home studio. I usually start off with a guitar riff & build an arrangement from there. Once I have the instrumentals finalised, I start writing lyrics & start considering what kind of vocal style I feel will compliment the song. Once I’ve found the right vocalist, I’ll get in contact with them & discuss how best to work with the lyrics.

Have you started writing for a future EP/album yet?

I’ve already have a lot of the instrumental material written & am just in the process of writing lyrics.

Do you plan to release any singles in the near future?

I don’t have any specific plans for releases at the moment but I’m hoping to get a single out in the next few months.

Whereabouts are you based and what is the music scene like in your part of the world?

I’m based near Manchester in the UK which has always been a great spot for music. Unfortunately with the current coronavirus situation, I’ve not had any chance to enjoy the music scene here for myself.

What/who influences you most as artists? What have you been listening to recently?

Recently I’ve been listening to the new Cynic album Ascension Codes & the Dvne album Etemen Ænka.

Any last words for the fans?

I’d just encourage anyone who is into the music to follow me on my various channels & to recommend it to anyone they think may like it.