Latitude 2015

C Duncan brings a spiralling majesty to Latitude 2015

High-reaching melodies sail through the Latitude site as C Duncan takes to The Alcove stage.

“I should probably say that I released an album two days ago,” C Duncan states at his set draws to a close. “We’re gonna play the title track from the album.” And in all it’s spiralling majesty, it’s ‘Architect’ that best showcases C Duncan’s dexterity. Refrains gently surge through the tent creating a landscape of their own intention. Surrounded by enchanting forest of latitude, it couldn’t sound more alive.

Right from the start, with the harmonious whistling of opening track ‘For’, it’s evident that everything C Duncan does is guided by melody. Acoustic guitar in hand, meandering electric basslines to his right, rippling keyboard refrains to his left, and driving rhythms echoing from behind, the bands harmonious vocals soar as seamlessly on stage as they do on record.

With his crowd seated at his feet, C Duncan presents his performance without flourish or embellishment, just simply bewitching music. “Thank you very much for coming down. It’s really nice to see lots of faces - lots of happy faces!” he praises, returning his attention to the spectacle he’s undertaking.

The thundering bass groves of ‘By’ reverberate heavily through the tent, overpowering those gathered gathered completely. ‘Here To There’ has people swaying where they’re sat. C Duncan’s vocals scale to impressive heights, soaring on melodies that don’t falter even for a moment. The melancholic sounding ‘Novices’ holds the gathered transfixed in its intricately strung-together sadness.

Ending with ‘Garden’, hand claps on stage combine with floor taps from those seated around the stage, and it isn’t long before everyone’s joining in with the tracks rapid rhythms. One young girl might be more entertained by Ratyboy appearing at the stage-side as the set finishes, but for the time C Duncan is in the spotlight, the music being performed holds all the majesty.

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