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Album MP3: 1862 mb. | Album FLAC: 1300 mb. | Album WMA: 2050 mb.


1Mysterious Stars4:58
2From Beyond The Star4:24
4A Peaceful Encounter5:16
5Space Walk4:16
6Eve / Crab Nebula11:27
7The Visitor5:08
8Radiation Storm5:08
9Metaphysical Reaction4:55
10Satellite Retrieval / The Occurrence9:21
11Burn Off / Approaching Europa / Dock7:35
12Oxide Garden4:47


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
AXTE-9122Jeff Mills Sleeper Wakes ‎(CD, Album + Ltd, T-s)Third Ear AXTE-9122Japan2009


  • Producer, Edited By, Mixed ByJeff Mills


The Sleeper is a project about Great Change. With giant leaps forward, our ideas about music and what we expect becomes replaced by the ideas made by our extreme actions and deeper consciousness towards the unfathomable levels of the human capacity. For this to occur, the genuine search for new inspirations must begin. The Sleeper explores time and the absence of it, the method of creating music for a specific time in our future, the preparation and calculation of what could and will be and most importantly, what we do with this sensitive and rare opportunity.

After four years of secrecy and hundreds of hours of preparation, Jeff Mills will reveal his most ambitious project yet, The Sleeper Wakes.

All tracks are produced, mixed and edited for Axis Records and published by Millsart.


℗ & © 2009 Axis Records
Made in Japan

Standard jewel case with transparent media tray. Includes 8 page booklet, with obi.


  • Barcode (Text): 4 580132 732810
  • Barcode (String): 458032732810
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L281
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4456
  • Matrix / Runout: XECD-1122 MT D01
  • Rights Society: JASRAC


  • Manufactured By – Third Ear JPN Ltd.
  • Produced For – Axis
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Axis
  • Copyright (c) – Axis
  • Published By – Millsart


Comments: (5)
'Radiation Storm' is my favorite track here and is a beast played in a warehouse. It's really fun to tweak that track. Tracks 2 and 4 are good. Track 6 is good till it moves into the second part of the track. The last track is also, wait for it, good. The second half of this album is really miserable. 'The Visitor' is acceptable distress music, but it really does not need to be longer than a minute. After that the tracks hit with a short one-measure sequence constantly repeating high-pitched notes that makes me want to destroy the cd. (Isn't Mills' old enough that these shrill sounds are intolerable?) I prefer the tracks with deeper bass and fast percussion. Sidenote1: He gets the high pitched notes right on a future album with the track 'The Inhabitants'. Sidenote 2: 6:29 on 'Docking Procedure' has this really cool pop echo sound that should be reused and developed into something.
This is a fine Album, really dark and vibrating, also very hypnotizing, when listening to this album in a dark room i feel like i´m in contact with shadowy forces all the time, i imagine myself fighting this obscure creatures or running away from them, the whole album is a constant battle, except the first track that is introducing you to a new dimension full of new dangers, Ghosts, zombies, other evil forces or whatever your imagination is willing to create, in other words this is not just an album to make you dance its also a fine soundtrack. This will fit well with a sci-fi movie, but it will fit better in a black & white mute movie, Buster Keaton early movies for example. All tracks are very good, except "the visitor" wich sounds a bit agressive, noisy and distressing.Anyway this is a high quality album.
This won't be a real, proper album review, as my fellow reviewer here has more than adequately put down what one can expect from the music on "Sleeper wakes". This will be more like a confession, or a conclusion based on listening to Jeff Mills' work for quite some time... Let me begin by saying that I have most probably listened to, and in some cases numerous times, every single release this man has recorded which had been transfered to the medium of the compact disc. In addition to that, throughout the years I've also acquired plenty vinyls from his Axis label, which eventually brought me to purchasing "Sleeper wakes". Now, I have not been impressed by a Jeff Mills release to the extent this album stroke me with for a full decade. I mean, wow man, speaking of mr. Mills re-living his second youth. Speaking of producers who still have the golden touch... One would have thought that someone who has been in the business for as long as he has been can barely come up with a patchy album. And truth be said, at times "Contact special", "One man spaceship" and "Medium" left me wanting more, and even to this day, when I revisit those CDs, it's only certain tunes I like going back to. But not "Sleeper wakes". This album exemplifies everything Jeff has been doing back from when he released his classic Growth track and collaborated with Hood and Banks on the X-102 project, through to the Metropolis soundtrack, and then right back to the new millenium where he took his experimental, sci-fi techno to whole new levels with releases I already mentioned. While at times people accused him of being overly geekish, pretentious or what not, once and for all he hopefully layed down that fatal blow. "Sleeper wakes" has it all: from the eerie, hypnotic spaced out sequence on Crab Nebula, beatless passages where the listener can get completely lost within endless soundscapes Mills moulds and combines to give that perfect outer worldly experience right there in your living room, potential dance floor stompers, regardless of the fact nothing on this album is crafted with the clubs in mind, classic hypnotic Axis stuff which gives a heavy nod to his timeless 12"-ers (such as "Humana", "The other day" and maybe even "Tomorrow"), and absolutely no-nonsense Detroit techno which takes the best elements of his last couple of albums and gives it a fresh new look for the upcoming decade! Now, I know it will always be a matter of public debating and personal feelings and/or emotional attachments, but as much as I have been holding the first installment of "Waveform transmision" right under my pillow for approximately fifteen years now, it is only natural masterminds of the genre such as Jeff Mills reinvent themselves and their sound, leaving some of us behind, taking some with them, and maybe picking up newly found followers on the way. I have been off the Mills band wagon for a certain period of time, but this has got me convinced. I don't know how you'll feel about it, and I don't know if you'll hop on for a ride around the galaxy, but if you've been feeling what Jeff Mills has been doing lately, you seriously need to hear this. To avoid repeating the benchmark tracks here, as techsoul has already done that, I'll try and recommend some similar stuff. Firstly, Mills has recently kick started a new label called Something In The Sky, and up to now has released three vinyls under its flag. I should strongly urge anybody who identifies themselves with this album to check those out as well. Then, last year, Tresor Records has given "Discovers the rings of Saturn" an opportunity to enter this new and exciting decade through an improved version of that classic, aptly titled "Rediscovers the rings of Saturn". Needless to say, that is essential as well. Lastly, if you have remotely enjoyed Jeff Mills' "Actual", "One man spaceship" or "Contact special", then "Sleeper wakes" should be your next stop regardless of where you're heading. I know it's a bold statement, but in my opinion, this one on its own beats the three I mentioned above combined. But then, what do I know? It's not like I'm one of the world's most highly acclaimed personas on the techno scene, who has recorded enough material to last another four careers - whatever. Do check this out, however, while it's still in stock. My opinion is that this could become a highly sought after and collectible item, and in no time too. Excellent, but really remarkable work you have pulled off here Jeff! And to think he doesn't even consider quitting... One final comment: Jeff Mills has recently released "The occurence", an album in mixed format, which combines tracks off "Sleeper wakes", material from the Something In The Sky 12"-ers, plus some new music thrown in for good measure. So if you were wondering where all that great stuff comes from - right here!
I just logged in to say how wonderful this review is, and, as a longtime listener / dj of Mills, I agree on all your points: this is part of a vision that stretches back to X-102, Growth, and especially Metropolis, and has been expanding ever since. Mills has gone Afrofuturist, exploring the sonic fictions of outerspace, and it is beautiful, haunting, amazing work that puts techno right back where it should be: in the future.
Quite a stunner of an album, actually. Jeff Mills takes his distinctive styles one step further with this one. "The Sleeper Wakes" has the word "tension" written all over it. Even tunes like "Oxide Garden", "From Beyond The Star" or "Mysterious Stars" which only give well known schemes another go (think Mills trademark sparse and straight 909 beats plus minimalist synth signals with eerie atmospheric sounds on top - similar to some tunes on "Contact Special") have a certain extra quality and manage to keeps things slightly below the boiling point for the listener. Beyond the boiling point however, Jeff Mills is up for new experiments. "Space Walk" combines UR-like 909 harshness with bubbling bass toms and thick layers of drama - astronaut suit claustrophoby meets infinite space. "Burn Off" is a cool synth workout, paving the way for "The Visitor" - quite simply the heart of the album and a future classic. "The Visitor" rides fast paced synth bass staccatos, with a few drum sounds working against them and making the groove literally turn around itself - with some extreme frequencies building and disappering along the way. And lets not forget "Radiation Storm", "Satellite Retrieval" or "Diametric" running on broken 909 beats. Unlike "One Man Spaceship", this is not just an assembly of great tunes under a half hearted plot which was obviously created after the music. One can tell by listening that both concept and music were developed at the same time. The result is a remarkably dense audio trip which has a place among Jeff Mills best work to date.
Jeff Mills - Sleeper Wakes MP3 FLAC
Techno, Minimal, Ambient
Performer: Jeff Mills
Title: Sleeper Wakes
Category: Electronic
Country: Japan
Released: 09 Dec 2009
Label: Third Ear
Catalog #: XECD-1122
Rating: 4.2/5
Votes: 160
Record Source: CD, Album