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Sleep - The Sciences Album

  • Performer: Sleep
  • Title: The Sciences
  • Size MP3 ver: 1309 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 2536 mb
  • Country: UK & US
  • Date of release: 20 Apr 2018
  • Style: Stoner Rock, Doom Metal
  • # Catalog: TMR 547
  • Label: Third Man Records
  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Genre: Rock
Sleep - The Sciences Album


1Marijuanaut's Theme6:40
2Antarcticans Thawed14:23
3Giza Butler10:02
4Sonic Titan12:26
5The Sciences3:04
6The Botanist6:27


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
TMR 547Sleep The Sciences ‎(2xLP, Album)Third Man RecordsTMR 547UK, Europe & US2018
TMR 547Sleep The Sciences ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gre)Third Man RecordsTMR 547US2018
TMR 547Sleep The Sciences ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Bla)Third Man RecordsTMR 547USA & Canada2018
TMR-547Sleep The Sciences ‎(Cass, Album, Cle)Third Man RecordsTMR-547US2018
TMR 547Sleep The Sciences ‎(CD, Album)Third Man RecordsTMR 547US2018


  • Lacquer Cut ByBW
  • Music By, Lyrics BySleep


Limited edition 2xLP on split-colored vinyl (black and green) with an alternate cover, limited to 1000 copies and sold exclusively by selected independent record stores in the US and the UK.

Comes in two generic polylined white inner sleeves and includes two green A4 paper inserts with text and lyrics.

Translated Morse Code from runout:


  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix side 1 [etched]): III TMR-547-A [Sideways ☮]BW180313 •--• ••- •-• •--• •-•• / -•- ••- ••• ••••
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix side 2 [etched]): III TMR-547-B [Sideways ☮]BW180214 ••• -•- -•-- •-- •- •-•• -•- • •-• / --- --•
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix side 3 [etched]): III TMR-547-C [Sideways ☮]BW180214 -•-• •- - / •--• •• ••• ••• / •-• --- -- ••- •-•• •- -•
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix side 4 [etched]): III TMR-547-D [Sideways ☮]BW180214 ••• ••- •--• • •-• / •-•• • -- --- -• / •••• •- --•• •
  • Barcode: 8 13547 02586 9


  • Licensed To – Third Man Records
  • Lacquer Cut At – Chicago Mastering Service


Comments (20)

The words on the runouts are as follows when translated from Morse Code to words:purple kush/skywalker/OG/cat/pissromulansuper/lemon/haze
I can't decide if Record Store Day is a mistake or just a big scam.
This is actually not record store day affiliated at all.
This wasn't released on Record Store Day. It was released for 4/20.
I think it actually helped some stores stay afloat 5-10 years ago but now it's a joke.
This pressing, or at least mine, is superb: the lows rumble and growl, the highs have a clear crisp zing, and the mid crushes with breadth and weight. There is so much more impact from this analogue source than a digital version: separation is better, the bass is more pronounced, and the vocals are much more lively. On the record there is also serious attention paid to the clarity of the instrumentation in the production, although I don't know if all, or any, of the recording was analogue. Although, going by the fact that this was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, it is possibly all analogue.The lack of a gatefold cover is a bit of a shame but the green inserts are a nice touch. Good to get Al's horticultural lyrics. The vinyl is heavy (180g?) with a vivid green colour, as you would expect. I personally prefer the standard cover which has the Marijuanaut displayed in much greater detail, but whatever flicks your switch. The hand-etching found on all four sides is in morse code and translates to 'Purple Kush' (Side 1), 'Skywalker OG' (Side 2), 'Cat Piss Romulan' (Side 3), and 'Super Lemon Haze' (Side 4). More horticultural goodness. This is a welcome return from the band in a musical sense. Sonic Titan and Antarcticans Thawed are, I think, fresher than they have ever sounded and, for me, the latter sounds as good as the best elements of Dopesmoker. The opening drone of The Sciences seems to be a homage to the last 9 years of the band as a touring entity in which Matt would, by default for every show, whip up the audience with a feedback induced 'take off.' I very much approve. Marijuanaut's Theme is as groovy as the band has ever been and is so Sabbath it's almost like they have reached their own peak in impersonating Volume 4. Giza Butler - reference to Al's work with OM cross-pollinated with Sabbath - and The Botanist seem to be much more nuanced and sly but this is a welcome tangent for the band. There is still serious punch in the former and the latter is a great way for a new record to trail off into a hazy smoke-filled finale. I think, in seeking to do justice to the music, TMR has, on this version at least, delivered the goods. My local store (Truck Store, Oxford, England) had copies and I stepped out of work for 30 mins or so; I know I was lucky to get this version. ALL HAIL IOMMI!!! PROCEED THE WEEDIAN.
Yeah. My local record store gave me a heads up because they know I always buy stuff like this, and I am a regular weekly customer. You scratch my back etc. I am super happy to have this, and as ever the rarity reflects the price asked. It doesnt mean they'll get it.
This album's unreal. Absolutely on par with anything they've ever done before.I prefer this cover art to the original, too.
$4-500? You guys might be TOO high. Both literally and figuratively.
Not a gatefold either, just a single sleeve with the inserts.
I got the 4/20 version, this one listed, and it's not a gatefold. The less limited green one is a gatefold, yes. Different art all around.
Mine is a gatefold. Pretty cool breakfast scene as the art.
Ha ha ha we’re overpricing this record at $420 ha ha. Get it? Ha ha ha.
Not even 12 hours and the flippers are out here flipping this shit for so much. Stop paying these stupid prices. It's just a record.
and let me be honest.. lower quality/ non gatefold sleeve or not.. i still want this version as well as the green haha.It was just a real bummer to see cheap, hype-based, marketing tactics, and extreme flipper mentality employed for a Sleep album. The herd mentality. But I'm not sure that I know of another way to handle it. If they announced it ahead of time as coming on 4/20.. there probably would've been even more non-fan/ flippers buying it to sell or even just for the bragging rights of having it. Getting a hold of a difficult-to-acquire record creates a rush or a sort of "consumer high" in some people. Eventually it wears off and the amount of money spent, as well as the "fiend mentality" they put themselves through, sets in and wreaks havoc on the mind (whether they realize it or not) until the next unattainable album comes along. Either break the cycle for your own peace of mind or continue along with the machine.
Retailed for $50 but your point still stands. I agree.
Because paying 200 bucks for a record that came out 10 minutes ago retailing for 30 is plain stupid, and being surrounded by stupid people isn't pleasant.Also, if the stupid people infect others with their stupidity, record flipping will become the norm, and paying 200 bucks for a record that came out 10 minutes ago retailing for 30 will become acceptable. Then we're all screwed. And all because some of us out there are stupid. Think about it.
firewalkwithme Why do you care so much what other people do with their money? Found the flipper. Ever sell those full of hell records for like $60 that retailed for $14?
Flipping like this is lame. I just scored one at my local store for regular 2 digit prices.
Why do you care so much what other people do with their money?

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