Vancouver Sleep Clinic

It sounds dramatic to say but I'm going to go ahead and say it anyway: this EP changed me.
It truly and completely changed me. I don't think I even realized what was happening before it happened and there lies the magic.

Vancouver Sleep Clinic's Winter EP gradually but with determination, wormed it's way into the cracks of myself and hunkered down firmly. I can't tell you the exact date or how I discovered Vancouver Sleep Clinic but I know it was at some point in early 2014. There is a hastily scribbled post it note in my diary, amidst my work hours and the usual to do lists that simply reads: 'vancouver sleep clinic- vapour?! collapse?! EP???'. Not the most elegant or groundbreaking, but enough for me to remember that hey, this is something important and to take note. 

This EP is like nothing I've ever heard yet like everything I've heard before. There is a certain sense of comfort and even nostalgia in the swooping notes and delicate lyrics. It somehow is uplifting whilst being completely heart breaking; it encapsulates both the light and dark. 

Sometimes, there are no words that can do pieces of music like this justice. Sometimes, in able to fully understand it must be experienced. 

Take some time. Get that cup of tea, go somewhere quiet, sit and just listen. Commit yourself fully to the music. Let yourself explore it and it you. Think of nothing else and just be. 

It's always somewhat frightening to give a little piece of yourself away, in any shape or form. Telling others about this EP feels like I'm exposing a part of my soul and in a way, I guess I am. But it's far too special not to. It's that kind of album that you never think twice about listening to, the one where you never realized how much you needed those songs or those lyrics. The magic sneaks up on you in the form of dependence and that's when you know, when I knew, that the bond was there to stay. 

It's been over a year since I first heard this EP and found Vancouver Sleep Clinic but I know that these songs will stay with me and if that isn't worth note then I don't know what is. 

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