LP released: Feb 14, 2020

1. Dark Mat T E R
2. Am I Sleeping Or Am I Dead
3. Tur N Bac K Time
4. A R S L O N G A V I T A B Rev I S
5. I Nv I S I Bl E
6. L O S T A T S E A
7. S K I N
8. How To Be Alone
9. Ever Ything Bur Ns
10. Mermaid Song
11. S T I L L L I F E
Cat No: KSCOPE1048
Barcode: 802644804811
Packaging: LP

LP edition on heavyweight 180gm vinyl in single sleeve
packaging with printed inner bags.
The debut solo album from the award-winning IAMTHEMORNING singer-songwriter
Featuring Jordan Rudes s (Dream Theater),
Cra ig Blundell & Nick Beggs (Steven Wi l son) and the St. Petersburg Orchestra "1703"
Following the success of four highly-praised albums with Iamthemorning, the
lyricist, singer and co-songwriter Marjana Semkina (also known as Mariana)
releases her spellbinding debut solo album, Sleepwalking. Characterised by her
composed and unique voice, complex melodic lines and poetic lyrics with literary
references, Semkina has often compared favourably with Kate Bush. The new
material draws from the Iamthemorning soundscape but exists fully in Marjana's
world; a compelling mixture of alternative folk, pop, drama, beauty and emotionally
purging lyrics. A blend akin to the darker folk of Aldous Harding, Marissa Nadler,
Sumie and Florist.
To aid the recording of Marjana's vision for Sleepwalking, she invited renowned
keyboardist, drummer and bassist Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Craig
Blundell and Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson), as well as the St. Petersburg Orchestra
"1703" and frequent collaborator Vlad Avy. The album artwork makes reference to
Semkina's love for classical art, unifying photography with the 17th-Century Vanitas
movement; a genre of still-life painting that includes objects symbolic of death's
inevitability and the transience and vanity of earthly achievements and pleasures,
exhorting the viewer to consider mortality. The album's music echoes the questions
posed by the artwork, it is stripped down to raw emotion: no sugar-coating, no
filters, just creative thought caught in the moment.
Marjana has performed with Iamthemorning on two European tours in support
of their acclaimed fourth studio album The Bell, first in support of Riverside in
September and second of The Flower Kings in December 2019. She also performed
a solo show earlier in the year with Anathema's Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh, and
also with Iamthemorning at London's prestigious Bush Hall. Semkina has been cast
in the limelight of modern alternative music, as Iamthemorning won Album of the
Year at the Progressive Music Awards with Lighthouse, and by winning both Woman
of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year in the 2019 Prog Magazine readers' poll.