Artist of the week: C Duncan
Christopher Duncan (aka C Ducan) is a Scottish composer and multi-instrumentalist who has become some kind of an indie celebrity in the United Kingdom thanks to the popularity gained by some of his songs featured in TV series. Recently, his debut record, Architect (FatCat Records, 2015), was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
Born in 1989 and raised by two classical musicians, he studied music composition in the Royal Scottish Academy and this definitely can be heard in his songs, who have a depth that definitely is unkeen in lo-fi folk music. Add lush choral harmonies and dreampop textured acoustic instrumentation and you get a very idiosyncratic music that occasionally brings to mind the creative design and precision of other luminaries such as Sufjan Stevens, Owen Pallett and Andrew Bird.
João Pedro da Costa is a web studies scholar and a music fan.