C Duncan. Alluvium.

Returning for his fourth album, Alluvium sees Glasgow’s classically trained multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter C Duncan push his sonic palate even further than on his well-received previous releases.  Full of explorative pop, Alluvium is an album grounded in lovely 3–4-minute pop compositions, grounded mostly in piano movements, but supported by operatic, show-tune, environments (a la Van Dyke Parks) whilst reaching for dream-like, synth, atmospheres (a la Empire of the Sun). 

An incredibly atmospheric album, it’s standout Heaven, with its use of Heaven 17 styled subtle electronic atmospherics, and it’s deep meditations on life, that becomes a microcosm of an album built by creating lovely pop moments and making wise choices about which vocal and electronic textures to use to fully develop each song.