Showing no trace of creative fatigue, O'Rourke is joined in Kan by Brian Finnegan, a founding member of one of Britain's most important ever traditional band's Flook. Finnegan and O'Rourke's Irish and Scottish musical roots are deeply woven into the new music which makes "Sleeper" such a potent debut, but their artistry and skilled writing are only half of a homogenous quartet which is made up of lead instruments and also features the incredible musicality and compelling talents of Ian Stephenson and Jim Goodwin.
Miles, a nebbishy clarinet player who also runs a health food store in NYC's Greenwich Village, is cryogenically frozen, and brought back - 200 years in the future, by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempt to overthrow the oppressive government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world, which has Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots.
A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his effectiveness at his job. Meanwhile someone is killing women in apparently drug-related incidents.