High Focus Records is proud to present POST SLEEP; an anthology of lyrics, prose and stories celebrating a decade of writing by Ed Scissor.

Sprawling in genre yet unmistakeable in style, POST SLEEP takes us from the claustrophobia of a small English town to the grotesque technocracy of a near future, as its protagonists grapple for connection and belonging. Charting the lead up to the end of days, its eight acts ponder the micro and the macro of the human condition – navigating the insufferable and the sublime.

Ed chronicles his nights and days further on an accompanying audiobook of the same name, teaming up with composer and multi-instrumentalist Chapel Tapes; the duo working together in a 1000-year old Leper Chapel to create a series of dreamscapes, pairing key excerpts from the POST SLEEP text with an original score that evokes a meditative calm (especially on late walks with nothing but a pair of headphones on empty streets as company).

Ed Scissor has collaborated with acclaimed illustrator Tishk Barzanji on a set of unique artworks for both the POST SLEEP book and audiobook; Barzanji’s symbolism peppering the text, further blurring the lines between reality and fantasy with every turning page.

Ten years on from BETTER.LUCK.NEXT.LIFE, POST SLEEP represents something of a complete circle for Ed Scissor, and solidifies his reputation as an expert storyteller.

A super-limited run of 100 hand-numbered POST SLEEP Deluxe Boxsets are available to pre-order now, due for release on 07/04/22.

Each boxset includes:

BOOK: 15 x 20cm, 200 pages on Evolution recycled paper, Full colour softcover, Perfect bound. Signed and titled by Ed Scissor.

AUDIOBOOK: Limited Edition Cassette designed by Tishk Barzanji. Signed and numbered. #20 Excerpts from POST SLEEP; set to an original score by Chapel Tapes. A digital download is also included.

PRINTS: Limited edition pair of original A5 ‘Pink And Blue’ RISO Prints by illustrator Tishk Barzanji celebrating the POST SLEEP book / audiobook cover art. Hand-numbered and signed by Tishk Barzanji.

POLAROID: 1-of-1 Photograph captured by Ed Scissor while researching for the POST SLEEP project.

FORTUNE COOKIE: A 1-of-1 fortune cookie foretold by Ed Scissor.

STICKER: An exclusive POST SLEEP sticker.

The POST SLEEP book and audiobook are also available to pre-order separately.
With only 200 books and 100 cassette tapes in existence, you’re going to need to act fast if you want to get your hands on a copy of these highly collectible and historic pieces.

A run of POST SLEEP fuzzy logo t-shirts and hoodies have also landed on the High Focus Shop. Follow this link to browse through the collection in full!