HUMAN SLEEPING – Release: July 1st – 2014
HUMAN SLEEPING – Release: July 1st – 2014.
Genres: Atmospheric Prog, Alternative Rock, Ethereal Wave
Like: Alan Parson’s Project, Kate Bush, Moody Blues, Jon Anderson, Delerium, Orb, Deep Forest, Mike Oldfield
Guitarist, producer Tony Lowe and Singer-songwriter Alison Fleming have once again joined forces for a new album. ‘Human Sleeping’, their third collaboration, due for a 1st July 2014 release. ‘Human Sleeping’ follows two well received, critically acclaimed albums, balloted for the Grammys in 14 categories. Human Sleeping Press Release
“A richly textured ambient, yet organic in terms of its natural feel… A dreamlike experience, so true to a real life, this album has a wide appeal.” Let It Rock
“Tony Lowe/Alison Fleming’s Human Sleeping Dreams 1 To 8, on Sunn Creative, 1 July. Think Pink Floyd go trance.” Record Collector
“This album reminded me of the 90′s musical wave of bands like Enigma, Deep Forest and the Orb. Opener ‘Mystery’ really reminds you of these bands, as Alison’s vocals soar over the keyboards and programming. ‘Something’s Going On’ with the repetitive and rhythmic use of the vocals is another soothing song, but don’t go thinking this is nice background music as the guitars of Tony Lowe recall Mike Oldfield. A really enjoyable listen and one to keep coming back to.” Jason Ritchie – GRTR
“The prog-de-resistance here is the 11 minute ‘The Dream Corridor’ …If Steve Hogarth was female and Marillion went a bit new age, it may well sound like this.“ David Randall – Review at Get Ready to Rock
Review at the Sea of Tranquility – “This is another great album for Tony Lowe. Alison Fleming’s voice is the perfect match for this dreamy music. Loads of positive energy flowing with every electric guitar chord laid down. Get this and experience an incredibly warm dream state.” Mark Johnson
‘The Visitor’, from ‘Human Sleeping – Dreams 1 to 8′.
“HUMAN SLEEPING’ Best yet from Tony and Alison’s music mill. Something curiously honest about it; thoughtful, spiritual, energetic and engaging. Surprisingly powerful in the clever way it captures all that makes one tingle; a one stop shop for Prog-Rock ( and anyone that likes tingling for that matter!) A bit like having your drink ‘spiked’ but being very pleased with the outcome. I won’t be pressing charges over this one! If you’re searching for something comprehensively stimulating you’ll find yourself both exhausted and very satisfied, and in only eight tracks; the veritable ‘Swiss army knife’ of the genre. Well done all of you….again!” Steve
“Gorgeous, dreamy atmosphere with outstanding musical quality” continued… Rivergirl
“Tony’s magical talent with instruments shines brightly through the entire album, while Alison’s enchanting voice goes from strong and powerful to mystical and dreamy.” continued… Kyrielynn6
“One of the best new albums of 2014…the vocals on this album are wonderful, and the lyrics are refreshing.” continued… Waki
“The music is elegant and original…shining away in the non-corporate, well-produced, indie world, a sublime journey akin to albums of old.” continued… String
Many thanks to those who have taken time to write us; comments HERE.
Tony Lowe, has worked with many UK prog artists over the years, recently co-wrote, played guitar and bass, and produced the well received album ‘Cold Reading’ by Bram Stoker and is currently in production of an album with David Cross (King Crimson). In ‘Human Sleeping’ Tony and Alison have created a dream soundscape – 8 Songs of 8 dreams, the music evoking strong visuals as the listener journeys through a dream landscape, perhaps best represented by the 12 minute long ‘Dream Corridor’ an experience reminiscent of falling down that famous rabbit hole.
This evocative album has a ghostly beauty, woven throughout by Tony Lowe’s distinctive and heartfelt guitar with overlays of Alison’s sublime ‘clear-water’ vocals and eclectic lyrics.
It’s mysterious, dreamlike atmospheric prog with strong melodies, provocative intent, and a pervasive message of hope.
Human Sleeping lends itself to a multi-media live event, or theatrical presentation, using screens and images to enhance the music.
Tracks from Human Sleeping are initially being featured on various radio programmes. In the UK: Jim Lawson’s show on Cuillin FM and The Prog Mill with Shaun Geraghty; Get Ready to Rock (Progressive Fusion Hours); Gerry Lee from Starship Overflow; Brian Dade and DJ Yorkie of AiiRadio and Prog Brittannia with Stacy Doller. In Germany, Progdependent and in the USA; at UIC Radio with John Rose – ‘Hidden Treasures of Rock N Roll’ and KOWS 107.3 fm - Soultree Sounds. In France on Radio Floyd’s Progressive Rock Station with Guy Geisert.
Many thanks to all the DJs out there supporting us and to Brian Dade at AiiRadio for a great live show with Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming on the 17th, now streaming here.
The first video, ‘Mystery’, from the Human Sleeping album.
All photos credit String - except Alison Fleming – credit Madeleine Thour Photography