C Duncan’s presence seems to be rising, recently signing to Fat Cat Records, ‘For’ is an apt induction of his songwriting skills all set to come into clearer focus in the summer next year when his debut LP arrives. Christopher wrote and recorded his album alone in his Glasgow flat on a bedroom studio setup, “…gradually adding each layer and each instrument one at a time, building up the breadth of the pieces. Though time-consuming, the process allowed for Christopher to lovingly assemble the intricacies and subtleties for this astonishingly intricate and subtle collection of music”.
The cover art for ‘For’, an affectionate and purposefully stylised aerial view of an unassuming Glasgow side street, was created by Christopher himself. A skilled and accomplished artist, his work has been exhibited at galleries around Scotland. As a free digital download, ‘For’ is an impressive introduction, acoustic with etheral effect, vocal over layering with some interesting percussive patterns, even occasional sampled whistling – together an astute and contemporary affair. ‘For’ arrives in November, keep an eye out. 7.8/10
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