Under the pseudonym Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Tim Bettinson has just released his EP, Winter. I recently discovered his cover of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home.” That is where I began seriously enjoying Bettinson’s music. The Brisbane-based artist still amazes me by being only 17 years old.
Vancouver Sleep Clinic sounds like the electronic reincarnation of Bon Iver or Sigur Rós. Bettinson combines haunting vocals and captivating ambient melodies. The track “Stakes” is the most mature and well-constructed song on the EP, making it one of the highlights. Other tracks like “Flaws” and “Collapse” are extremely catchy and entrancing.
Winter is soothing, and sounds like something that would be played at, well, a Vancouver sleep clinic. Winter is a must listen if you enjoy this particular strain of ambient electronic music.