No one understands patience and pacing quite like the dour English. While we’re on the subject, nobody has quite mastered the mixing of synths and acoustics quite like the Brits either. On Open Spaces, Midlands-born Markland Starkie masters pacing and synergy as he rambles through quiet arrangements and pretty harmonies, gently blurring the line between electric and organic noises. Starkie croons sweetly over plucked guitars that build to a full band as the songs progress, while strange between-track synth sounds tie up the record perfectly. –Lavinia Wright

(Misra)

 
  1. i bought this record yesterday on a whim and i’m really glad i did, its lovely. especially ‘the next step’.

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  2. Jon,

    Very cool, glad you liked the disc. Anything in particular, other than “The Next Step” that jumps out at you? Inquiring minds want to know…

    C-

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  3. have had a few more listens and i think most of the album is pretty great – i personally prefer the quieter songs i think tho, contact lunacy is probably my favourite at this point.

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  4. Jon,

    Thanks for the additional feed back.

    C-

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