If you’re like I am and feel that Justin Vernon can’t be involved in enough projects to suit your desires and two James Blake albums sadly don’t fulfill your musical needs, you’ll rejoice in having just found the entire 7 minute and 50 second discography that is Vancouver Sleep Clinic. VSC is the adopted moniker of surprisingly not Canadian, but rather Australian, 17-year old Tim Bettinson (who, to put that in perspective, graduated high school earlier this month).
I first heard of Bettinson this past summer with his release of “Vapour”, which was self-recorded and produced at home, and now boasts over 175k plays on SoundCloud. The track begins being almost too reminiscent of Bon Iver’s “Holocene”, but with progressive electronic layering, plays out more like a Blake or Jamie xx production. “Collapse” was released two days ago and picks up right where “Vapour” left us seven months ago: riding that gentle dubstep wave while Bettinson’s phenomenal vocals accompany our uncontrollable urge to bob our heads to the bass. Keep an ear open for Vancouver Sleep Clinic in 2014, his EP is sure to be a hell of a debut.