Crushed Stars specializes in quiet, literate pop influenced by everyone from Burt Bacharach to the Sea and Cake. Displaced Sleepers is the first Crushed Stars album in four years. The last album, Farewell Young Lovers (2013), buttressed the languid ponderousness with some uptempo post-punk. Displaced Sleepers swings back in the other direction, with expansive ambiance filling in the open spaces between the measuredly strummed guitars. It is a gentle swing, for sure, but it’s one for the better.|
Like: Keaton Henson, The Verve, Griffin House, Brief Candles
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1.**Permafrost (4:48) Slow, dreamy guitars and lots of reverb.
2.**Diminished Returns (4:01) Spacey, mellow melodies and keys.
3.*Celia in Her Constellation (3:29) Mellow, minimal guitars.
4.***Spaceman (4:37) Start quiet & peaceful, then spacey and beautiful.
5.**Sleepwalking (6:15) Relaxing ambient guitars and chiming keys.
6.**Palace of Mirrors (3:51) Slow and steady drums, very mellow.
7.**Moonbath (4:45) Slow, ponderous, gorgeous.
8.**Slow Parades (4:39) Slow & measured journey.
9.Leaving Trains (7:15) Lovely soft and soft, enchanting.