What does it sound like?:
C Duncan aka Christopher Duncan is a young, classically trained musician from Glasgow, but here he has turned his attention to Pop songwriting with spectacular results. As is the way these days, this was all done in his bedroom studio but he’s managed to make it sound like he’s got the Wrecking Crew in there to realise his Brian Wilson-scale ambition. This record is packed with soaring harmonies, gorgoeus melodies and some wonderful songwriting. It’s harmonies that are the stand out here, and it sounds like he’s building them up largely with his own voice multi-tracked to often startling affect – I’m reminded of The Free Design. This is one of those records that grows with repeated listens, songs so good that I found myself checking that they weren’t cover versions. On the final track, ‘I’ll be Gone by Winter’ he dials back some of the Brian Wilson whistles and bells and proves he can really sing as well.
What does it all *mean*?
In the days before affordable music technology there were probably lots of people like Chris Duncan around with grand songwriting ambitions, who would have ended up being in a no-hope » Continue Reading.