Seven years after Animal Collective’s Josh Dibb (aka Deakin) launched a Kickstarter to fund the recording of his solo debut, the album is finally making its way to digital retailers.

The six-track Sleep Cycle will land on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and similar platforms this Friday, April 8. Today, Dibb has shared a video for the eight-minute, spacey trip, “Just Am.” The visual inverts the color and follows Deakin on a walk through a barren forest. Check it out above and then take a look at Sleep Cycle’s artwork at the bottom of the page.

Dibb originally began working on the album in 2009 when he launched a Kickstarter to fund a trip to Mali to play a music festival and raise money for the organization, Temedt, which works to end slavery in the country. However, the project was eventually surrounded in controversy when Dibb delayed the album due to “personal and professional issues” and benefactors accused the Animal Collective multi-instrumentalist of using the funds to solely cover his trip to Mali. A press release for Sleep Cycle says Dibb sent out all of the Kickstarter rewards as of last week.

Although Dibb began working on Sleep Cycle six years ago, several of the songs were recorded last year. The timing aligns with Animal Collective's latest full-length Painting With, and Dibb does not appear on the band's 10th LP.


Sleep Cycle Track List
1."Golden Chords"
2. "Just Am"
3."Shadow Mine"
5. "Seed Song"
6. "Good House"

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