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4.95 | 3 ratings | 1 reviews | 50% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Stars (3:31)
2. Men (1:06)
3. The Stars Against Men (4:47)
4. The Stars Against Stars (4:38)
5. Men Against Men (3:57)
6. Post Stars (5:00)
7. Post Men (5:04)
8. Riot In The Void (4:36)
9. An Era In The Blink Of An Eye Part 1 (9:22)
10. An Era In The Blink Of An Eye Part 2 (1:47)

Total Time 43:48

Line-up / Musicians

- Ben Kaplan / all instruments

Releases information

Remix EP for the first song off Sleep Maps' debut record, 'Fiction Makes the Future'.

Released: June 29, 2012
All tracks assembled May 2012 by The Post Riot Era (D. Hinds):

Thanks to Rune2000 for the addition
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Review by LearsFool
5 stars An early Sleep Maps release, this is a more stressed, dark take on Kaplan's mix of ambient, post rock, and post metal. As such the metal happens more often, and is more important. The voice sample is from an old science documentary, often rendered into a deep sounding oblivion by effects. Theme here is humankind's rampaging technology, and a relation of this to the vastness of stars and space. Particularly "Post Men" sticks out, with said sample getting intentionally frozen and destroyed in the wake of the apparent death of all humanity. By the end, even the stars are out and all that is left is a cold void, but a riot still occurs throughout the cosmos. The music is as excellent as the three LPs and counting cut and dropped later by Kaplan, and the fact that this is apparently all extrapolated from various remixes and rerecordings of the opener to Sleep Maps' first LP is impressive. Electronic effects have more stage, but guitar remains as important as ever, and these most important parts are done the best. Here Kaplan pretty much set the standard for what he would be doing throughout all of post. A spectacular remix EP, it transcends the song it was forged out of by lightyears.

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