Inhaling the beautifully majestic sounds of “Vapour” is like taking in the perfect breath of fresh air. It not only fills my lungs with warmth and feeling but has an innate way of sending shivers down my spine at the same time. Having been massively compared to the likes of Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes and James Blake since dropping this amazing debut track a few weeks ago, Brisbane-based musician Tim Bettinson has triumphantly announced the arrival of his bedroom project VANCOUVER SLEEP CLINIC. And like many other ambient and chill music lovers around the world, I am very impressed.
“Vapour” takes flight from the very first abstract tone and together with delicate guitar strums, floating ivory key pulses and lighter than air textures, the track never quite comes back down again. Buoyed by an impeccable and stunning reverb vocal performance, I can feel all the different emotions behind the lyrics as if I am experiencing them for the very first time. VANCOUVER SLEEP CLINIC has definitely set the bar high right from the start and I am excited to see where he goes from here. I have a strong feeling I am not the only one!