half sleep (the river dreams)

Half Sleep is one of Michael Sokolowski's oldest compositions and a Soko classic. Recorded several times over the years, this clip is from the latest version. Featured on 2010's Sokoband (Breezeway Records), this track was built on a basic keyboard loop, constructed in real time by playing keyboard lines into a guitar delay pedal. The rest of the instruments were recorded around this loop, doubling all the looper's parts and adding textures, funky rhythm guitar, and a prominent duet between bass and brassy synth.

soko - two

half sleep   Michael Sokolowski: synthesizers, loops, samples
Houston Ross: basses, guitar
Nir Z: drums, samples

Engineered by Michael Sokolowski, Nir Z, and Rob Evans
Mixed by Rob Evans
Mastered by Bob Katz