Sleepyvillain is a project of multi-instrumentalist, Akila Fields. Fields has lived in Portland, OR for the last three years working with musicians in the indie and jazz scenes there. Prior to arriving in Portland, he toured with the Barnum & Bailey Circus traveling in an 8′ by 8′ compartment of a box car, where the roots of his current efforts took hold. He will release a full-length album entitled, Arithmetic, in late January. The first couple of tracks show a great deal of depth and originality, and reflect his jazz and indie influences well. I am looking forward to hearing more from Mr. Fields.
Sleepyvillain – Soft Shoe [mp3]
The single “Swoon City” is a free download from his Bandcamp site.