It might be the fact that I'm writing this story with only three hours of sleep in the past 48 hours, but this adult lullaby disc has never sounded so good.
The Tired Sounds of... is the new recording by Austin, Texas duo Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie, aka Stars of the Lid. The two disc or three vinyl set shows that after four full-length records the group have finally mastered their signature sound of delicate drones that rise on listeners just as smoothly as they drop back into the depths of nothing. Described as "womb-waiting-room music," tracks such as "Requiem for a Dying Mother" and "Piano Aquieu" display the perfection of the reverb-dripping trances that have given this group their fame. Now, I think I'll go to bed.