Written Tuesday, December 3
When this EP first came out I listened to it non-stop for a couple weeks, so much so that I was certain I had already written a review for it. Only recently, looking through some of the old reviews while looking for something good to listen to, did I realize I hadn’t actually gotten around to writing a review for this EP, even though I had intended to as soon as I heard it. I was really excited about this release when it came out. It was the first thing Sleepy Gonzales had released for Light Organ Records and I’m a huge fan of everything Light Organ does. So when I’d heard that Sleepy got signed to Light Organ I was really psyched on the possibilities of where their career might go.
Mellowtrauma is a soothing reverie of five morphine-drip songs that will make you feel morose and empty and calm and at peace all at once. Imagine drowning but you’re passed the painful part and now you’re in a peaceful undercurrent of careless abandon, after you’ve realized all hope for the surface is gone. The cold has numbed any pain and now you’re just adrift in a weightless, all-consuming gentle sustain. Nothing but a heartbeat and a few gentle piano notes echoing in your fading mind. Just steady.
It’s great. I love it.