The Sleep Theory Collection

by Altus

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    Collects the complete Sleep Theory series (4 volumes).
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Session 1 19:40
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Session 2 22:30
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Session 3 20:10
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Session 4 16:53
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Session 5 22:05
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Session 6 20:53
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Session 7 21:20
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Session 8 21:41
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Session 9 20:30
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Session 10 19:49
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Session 11 22:40
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Session 12 24:05

about

When I originally conceived the Sleep Theory series in late 2010, before even writing a note, I was aiming to create warm drones to be used as a sleeping aid. That concept was quickly lost once I sat down to create it. Instead of being music for sleep, it was music about sleep. That said, I’ve been happy to discover that it hasn’t stopped listeners from using it as a sleep aid.

I’ve had a long-standing fascination with dreams, and how our bodies rejuvenate as we rest. These sessions are an aural exploration of these processes, and what you hold now is a culmination of work over ten years.

Each session has been carefully remixed and remastered to create a cohesive experience of just over 250 minutes worth of music. I hope these sessions will bring you to places of introspection and wonder for many years to come. Enjoy the journey!

The original albums can be purchased separately here:
altusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sleep-theory-volume-1
altusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sleep-theory-volume-2
altusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sleep-theory-volume-3
altusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sleep-theory-volume-4

credits

released April 2, 2021

Composed by Mike Carss

Volume 1 (Session 1 - 3): December 2010 - March 2011
Volume 2 (Session 4 - 6): October - December 2013
Volume 3 (Session 7 - 9): February - April 2017
Volume 4 (Session 10 - 12): September - December 2020

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Ambient music with cinematic overtones

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