Apr 27 2009

Sleeping States – There The Open Spaces

Published by at 9:24 pm under Alternative,Experimental,Folk,MP3's

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If you are a fan of Jens Lekman, Ron Sexsmith, or Xiu Xiu, I highly recommend you check out the music of Sleeping States, which is the brainchild of musician Markland Starkie. Recently, I’ve been turning to his 2007 debut, There The Open Spaces, when looking for good music to chill out to. If you enjoy lo-fi, dreamy music, or music that has been influenced by knitting (see Myspace), this album has some fantastic songs for you to add to your rotation.

My favorite tracks off the album include “Rivers,” which has been one of my mix songs welcoming summer, as well as “Sleeping States, Or Who Has Been Rocking My Dreamboat?,” “I Wonder,” and the ten minute track “Memory Games.”

Starkie is in his late twenties, and based in Bristol. Although There The Open Spaces is his main release, he started Sleeping States in 2004 and has released EP’s before and after the 2007 release.

There The Open Spaces (2007):

Sleeping States – Rivers

Sleeping States – Sleeping States, Or Who Has Been Rocking My Dreamboat?

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  1. ruthon 09 May 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Starkie is in his late twenties, and based in Bristol. Although There The Open Spaces is his main release, he started Sl

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