Slow Wave Sleep is surrealist music based on a fictional story.
It’s a place where sounds, visions and thoughts flow endlessly like water in the ocean.
Emilio Larocca, guitarist/producer from Italy, started SWS in 2015. Initially it was a notebook to self-analyze dreams and thoughts, then is it began a complex sci-fi story with characters and stuff, before flowing into experimental music, a short film, a videogame, a band, something even weirder and then finally into something worth sharing.
The EP Nubifragio is the last chapter of this story. Rèfles, the main character, is an entity made of black plasma that descends from the world of Archetypes. It’s the Archetype of repressed emotions, who recently escaped into Spiro’s body to give them back to humans. Spiro can easily travel between Planet Earth and Planet Vena, a parallel dimension where there’s no air, no money and no death. His face is marked by three black stripes and black blood circulates on the left side of the body. All SWS’s content is linked together like a puzzle.
Slow Wave Sleep’s music includes elements of electronic, rock, pop, classical music and everything in between in order to draw epic, weird and meaningless atmospheres like the third phase of sleep I’m in. – Emilio –