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C Duncan reveals paranormal electro-pop number "On Course"

12 September 2016, 12:53 | Written by Laurence Day

Scottish composer C Duncan today reveals "On Course", the latest track from upcoming album The Midnight Sun, on Best Fit.

Jagged shards of synth stab into a blurry psychedelic melange; it's hazy and drenched in wonder and Cocteau Twins-y vocals meander through the fog. Duncan creates a captivating three-and-a-half minutes of complex and richly layered electronic pop. If you're a fan of S U R V I V E's vintage sci-fi magic on the Stranger Things OST, this kind of paranormal noise should get you giddy.

Duncan has spoken about the influence of cult TV show The Twilight Zone (the LP is actually named after an episode from 1961): "I have always had a bit of an obsession with The Twilight Zone (the original 1960s series) - the strange stories, the often brooding atmosphere, and the stylised aesthetic. No matter how different the stories in each episode are there's a strong atmosphere and look to each episode which ties the all the episodes together. Although the songs themselves, I wanted to capture the atmosphere and create something that is almost an anthology series styled album, in which all the tracks tie together stylistically without being one big conceptual record.”

The Midnight Sun is released 7 October by FatCat. It follows Mercury-nominated debut Architect, which arrived last summer.

Listen to "On Course" below.


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