This August sees the release of “In The Gardens of the North”, the Bella Union debut of Sleeping States, a work of startling beauty and originality and one of the most beguiling releases of 2009.
Sleeping states is the musical project of Bristol-based Markland Starkie, a uniquely talented artist who has been quietly evolving for the past few years. An upbringing learning various musical instruments & classical theories fused with a DIY, experimental-noise ethos is at the heart of Sleeping States. Within this experimentation and exploration there always remains a regard for melody and arrangement, while binding the whole together is Markland’s exquisite voice.
Check out Sleeping States myspace page here.