Some of you may have caught Jeff Bridges’ Super Bowl commercial. He’s sitting in a couple’s bedroom playing a Tibetan singing bowl and reciting resonant ohms—all to advertise “Sleeping Tapes,” an album he recorded and uploaded to Squarespace.
“The world is filled with too many restless people in need of rest—that’s why I filled my sleeping tapes with intriguing sounds, noises and other things to help you get a good night’s rest,” he says on the website www.dreamingwithjeff.com.
Bridges partnered with Keefus Ciancia, a composer for the “True Detective” soundtrack, and Lou Beach, a writer and graphic designer, to create the drowsy recording. The songs are available as a pay-what-you-can download, with all proceeds going to benefit the charity No Kid Hungry. It’s also available as a cassette or LP.
Pitchfork.com describes “Sleeping Tapes” this way: “Flitting between Bridges’ gravelly ad-libs and surrealistic short stories, poems, guided meditations and positive affirmations, it’s part comedy album, part Ambien, part conceptual prank.”