Thursday, 25 August 2011
I don't really have a lot to say about Duke Special. I bought the album Songs From The Deep Forest out of curiosity. I had heard a bit about Peter Wilson's songwriting and unconventional orchestration, his percussionist uses cheese graters, egg whisks and the like but up until buying the cd I had never actually heard him.
So one day while wandering around Fopp and with nothing else catching my eye I decided to take a punt on the album and was quite happy with the result. Although to be honest after playing it quite a few times in the first couple of weeks, it was filed away and has rarely seen the tray of the cd player. However I have never had to fast forward any of the tracks when they have come up on random on the mobile jukebox.
Last Night I Nearly Died is the standout track from the album for me but from the first play I have always thought that it was vaguely familiar especially the start but have never been able to pinpoint what it reminds me of.
Duke Special - Last Night I Nearly Died