the Deepsleep Narcotics Co.
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the Deepsleep Narcotics Co.

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"The Deepsleep Narcotics Co. are exactly what you’ve been craving."

The Deepsleep Narcotics Co. are exactly what you’ve been craving. It’s been a long time since you’ve heard a smooth organ draped over a sensual drumline. It’s been a long time since you’ve felt like someone else understood you, made you feel like a living, breathing organism. “Invisible Planets” (from the EP Late Night Pharmacy) will satisfy both needs and more. This song is the definition of being on the same wavelength, and when you listen to it, you and the music will gain strength. - SongWonder

"Party Crasher"

Dj Samurai Lincoln "Sets Booty Dial To Shake" - the Stranger


Deepsleep are master groove-smiths. If Rise Up doesn't give your nipples a lift, then you probably need to listen while standing closer to an air conditioner.

Recently I heard from credible sources, that after listening to Junky, Laura Bush immediately joined the DC chapter of the 420 club.

Invisible Planets has a timeless jazzy backbeat mixed with inspired synthetic poetry.

Overall, extremely creative new sound. This is a fantastic first album from Seattle's next revolutionary alternative Jazz-mo-hiptronic band. - "Mike" on CD Baby

"deepsleep narcotics co."

Truly, it is music from the future.

A few weeks ago, I caught a Friday night show by the Deepsleep Narcotics Co., who deserve to be better known than they are. Their contribution to my collection of fictitious musical genres (glitchpop, outjazz, synthetic noise, etc.) is triphop.

Other than the large collection of free MP3 tracks available on their website, they release new songs at their monthly show at ToST in Fremont on refillable flash drives. Truly, it is music from the future. Their band bio takes the form of a hilarious comic in the same style as Ye Olde tEp Force 22 Quill. On bass guitar is Aydin Tankut, who by day is a Ph.D. student in material science. Lynn Turner designs the visuals. DJ Samurai Lincoln scratches, samples, and writes the lyrics. The People’s Jay lays the beat and records the sound. And last and best, Lena Baisden is the siren call, plays bass, and is totally hot.

- Colony

"The Deepsleep Narcotics Company - New Album"

Word on the street is that local electronic group The Deepsleep Narcotics Company will soon begin looking for distribution and label support for their forthcoming new album. With Seattle legend Steve Fisk (stay with me now as we look back at a few of his success stories: Nirvana, Soundgarden, the Screaming Trees, etc.) manning the mixing controls and crediting original Santana drummer Michael Shrieve as "drum consultant," this is definitely something to brag about. While perhaps best known for the more organic rock sounds of their past, both Shrieve and Fisk have made moves beyond their earlier, defining years: Shrieve plays often with his band at ToST in Fremont, where The Deepsleep Co. plays a regular monthly show, and Fisk, amongst many projects, recently crafted the original, ambient score - along with fellow NW man-about-town Ben Gibbard - to Kurt Cobain biopic, About A Son.

Catch The DNC every last Saturday of the month at ToST - FYI: no shows this month - and look forward to more posts about this "electroacoustic" group soon. - Scrimshaw


So Far Today (2005)
Late Nite Pharmacy EP (2006)
Hats & Trousers EP (2007)



The Deepsleep Narcotics Company combines down-tempo, jazz, electronics, scratching, smoky female vocals and dark lap top compositions into a sound labeled Electro-Noir. Their upcoming release and live shows demonstrate a range of sounds: each song moves differently from the rest and no two are alike. They are influenced and inspired by their surroundings – music, literature, film, science, paintings, conversations, politics – which often find a way into the songs.

Their upcoming 2009 full length independent release has been supported by quite a few Seattle powerhouses. Steve Fisk, (mixer/producer/engineer/musician/legend) who has worked with the likes of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Soul Coughing, Maktub, Ben Gibbard, and many more, mixed the tracks and put in his two cents as impulse arose. Michael Shrieve, the original drummer for Santana and the creative force within Seattle-based project Spellbinder, has contributed countless hours to consulting Jay Wilson (drums) and Lena Baisden (vocals) on percussive and vocal layouts, respectively. John Fricke, trumpet virtuoso with a big name and bigger resume in Seattle, laid down beautiful work on several tracks. Everyone involved has put such passion into the album that The Deepsleep Narcotics Company is just that much more eager to share its sounds with listeners.

The Company is a group of old friends making new music. The majority of The Deepsleepers have crossed paths with each other spanning the course of a couple decades and a couple cities. They make this music for themselves to enjoy first, then the world.

In 2005, founding members Tom Morhman (turntables) and Jay Wilson (drums) met Aydin Tankut, a bassist songwriter and Turkish scientist. In 2006, Lena Baisden joined the line up, lending her 1940's-jazz-singers-inspired sultry vocals. By 2007, Lynn Turner began adding her visual art to the band's sounds, projecting her work during performances and contributing an ethereal dimension to Deepsleep shows. Late 2008 brought Brian Arthur on keys, rounding out the band's sound and allowing The Company the flexibility to diverge from sequenced sounds at will.

Deepsleep has performed in Seattle since 2004 and since 2007 has held a monthly residence at ToST Lounge, inviting local acts to join the bill with them. With the completion of their latest full length, the band will be seeking representation and is looking forward to playing new venues, festivals and touring.