Apparently the last slaapwel release got reviewed in Vital Weekly!
STEINBRUCHEL - HOME (CDR by Slaapwel Records)
“Being an occasional insomniac myself, I am of course more than happy with a label called Slaapwel Records, who presents music to fall asleep to - it’s a pity that I don’t have any means of playing in the bedroom, and to use earplugs is of course a bit odd. One guy called Wim, who runs the label, asks artiest friends to present music that is perhaps best described as boring. Steinbrüchel duly accepted the invitation and you have thirty-three minutes to fall asleep here, well, or to take a nap on the couch. The piece is based on guitar sounds by Daisuke Miyatani, this piece is a thirty-three minute sense of decay and fade out. The guitar sounds are present at the beginning, although even then covered in the usual dust of the computer, but then slowly drifts apart in an amorphous mass of sound, guitars becoming piano like sounds, which slows down and fades out. Of course I didn’t fall asleep, but then I played this in the morning after a some relatively good nights rest. Its music to get up well also. Once it has died out, one can start the day and play some more heavy music. Somehow I don’t think I will try this on falling asleep with. Maybe because it doesn’t seem right to do so. A work of art should be enjoyed, cherished, thought about, and not merely used to sleep by. This is a pretty nice release, best enjoyed when being awake. (FdW)”
And also so one at the Smallfish Records site:
“Steinbruchel seems to have hit the form of his life at the moment (and that’s saying something, of course!) with a series of releases that are deep, sculptural and exquisitely formed. This 35 minute piece on the hitherto unavailable at Smallfish Slaapwel label, is a prime example of less-is-more as he takes a gentle guitar loop to begin with a gradually breaks it down into a processed texture that floats and drifts with ease. I love this sound and as much as I also love the more clinical, rhythmic and clicky sounds he produces, this, for me, is where he’s at his best. With only 100 copies (or less, possibly… I can’t remember) around you’ll want to make sure you grab it. A wonderful release and big thanks to the label for sorting me out with some copies.”