Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver Sleep Clinic’

Vancouver Sleep Clinic | Lung + Killing Me To Love You

Monday, September 5th, 2016

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Tim Bettinson is a 17-year-old Australian who chose Vancouver Sleep Clinic as his project name because, as he told online publication Tomatrax, “When I first starting writing for this project, I felt like it could be the type of atmospheric music that people could fall asleep to.” So much for the Sleep Clinic part. As for the Vancouver bit, he picked that because “it looks like a beautiful place”. Fair enough. It’s his party and he’ll cry – which he does, metaphorically, in a high, ethereal, almost choral voice (because it’s overdubbed to sound like several high, ethereal-voiced choristers) – if he wants to. Other things he wants include “evolving into something that’s more than myself”. He elucidates: “My dream is to be playing with a 10-piece band in forests, castles or canyons – anything cool! Making music has never been about me placing myself in any spotlight; it’s about giving people a collective experience.”

He grew up listening to his dad’s Eagles and Fleetwood Mac records but the Eureka! moment when he realised modern pop didn’t just speak to him but instructed him directly to go out and make music himself came when he heard Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago and Sigur Ros’ Valtari. You can hear the chilly soulfulness of the former and the twinkling majesty of the latter on his tracks Vapour and Collapse. Justin Vernon and his churchy falsetto are especially redolent: can we call this genus of slow-burning, insidiously melodic, electronic indie-folk-soul Bon Ive-R&B and be done with it? We’ve been dying to for ages. Thank you.

Vancouver Sleep Clinic just released two tracks which always makes me lie in bed and be relaxed with so many sweet memories

Song Of The Year | 2015 Q1 | Vancouver Sleep Clinic | Superfly feat. Raury

Friday, January 2nd, 2015


Let’s start the New Year off right with a little Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury with the song Superfly.  The songs of the year that I’ve done since 2011 are now going quarterly for 2015… so this song starts the year off perfectly since it’s a song that just flows and brings a smile to your face and you wish it was summer again.

this song is killa.

the words…

we all want someone.  we all want something.  life can be so simple. 

life should be like that.

Previous Selected Songs:

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

Sweetness In Your Ears | Vancouver Sleep Clinic w/ Flaws + 2 more

Saturday, July 19th, 2014


Have an evening shower with Vancouver Sleep Clinic.  Download the EP from iTunes and turn out the lights and have a long shower and just listen.  So good!  If you have someone to invite into the shower… even better!  Just stand and hug them and listen quietly.  Put the plug in and when it fills up you can sit down and have a bath together.

Here is a little bonus with a sweet cover of Drake by VSC

One more below…  they have kind of a Matt Corby & Bon Iver feel.  They are from the land of Down Under.  They are blown away by the response they have had.  They are like 18 years old and just put some songs on iTunes and it kind of blown up.  Now they are going to travel a bit and tour worldwide.  I think they are touring right now in AUS and opening.  I’ve used them in the “lost in transition” mixtapes.


New Musak | Vancouver Sleep Clinic | Mood Musak

Monday, March 17th, 2014


It’s fun to explore and try new music.  Discover it.  Open up to new things.  It has a Bon Iver kind feel to them.  I’m now in collection mode and gathering songs for new mixtapes.

I have a long playlist of reflective music.  I like to listen to it on walks.  Play it as I fall asleep on the pod.