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ARTIST
TITLE
I Wonder/Under A Capricorn Sky
FORMAT
7"

LABEL
CATALOG #
SEA 001EP SEA 001EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/20/2007

"Sleeping States is a musical project undertaken by Markland Starkie, a Midlands-born artist who has so far spent the first half of his twenties living, working and studying in London. Having grown up with classical musical training, Markland became enamoured with the possibilities of noise in a musical context and so began to play with noise in various bands, including noise-pop outfit, Kaito. After moving to London, and feeling a subsequent sense of dislocation, Markland began a series of home recordings of short songs from the heart that were more minimal in both volume and arrangement, with melodies taking more of a central role. Sleeping States was born. Armed with an electric guitar, found sounds, vocal samplers, and a strong DIY punk ethos (developed from a love of labels like K and Slampt), Markland has amassed a wealth of material over the past few years and has developed an impressive range of styles; from lovesick ballads (his cover of Bacharach's 'Don't Make Me Over'), to multi-layered choral drone pieces ('Counterpoint A/B') to a capella pop ('A Trip To NYC') to off-kilter indie rock, such as 'I Wonder,' one of the songs featured on this double A-side release. Sleeping States is influenced by tape hiss, Optic Nerve comics, knitting and Stratford-upon-Avon."