C DUNCAN – ” On Course “

Posted: October 9, 2016 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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It’s only just over a year since C Duncan released his swooning, Mercury-nominated debut ‘Architect’. The Glaswegian folk artist’s second album sounds more experimental: on lead single ‘Wanted To Want It Too’ he’s delving into synth territory. The Glaswegian sound architect may be inspired by ’60s sci-fi TV classic “The Twilight Zone”, but the sleeve art depicts the stairway from the flat in which he both lives and records. These however both seem peculiarly apt, as ‘The Midnight Sun’ has an uncanny knack for summoning the otherworldly in the everyday. Whilst his choral vocal passages and electronic soundscapes may summon a pastoral kind of chill, his melodic nous and songwriting skill memorably anchor the moody atmospherics, offering an eerie and affecting work likely to offer succour to fans of James Blake and The Blue Nile both.

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