The indie-folk creator Gordon Duthie from Scotland released the LP Dunt Dunt Dunt Dunt on the 16th.
Dead Dreams, which is the second of the ten tracks on Dunt Dunt Dunt Dunt, is a reflective of life passed by living in the pursuit of living ‘the dream’. The sadness of imagination ground down by the unfilled pursuit of fiscal objectives.
The opening refrains, whilst clearly taken from the US anthem, are allegorical rather than directed as Dead Dreams is not geo-politically driven, rather focussed on the crumbling edifices of entrapment in a futile existence of opportunities in life squandered.
Gordon Duthie for Scotland is set to release his new ten track LP Thran on the 25th October.
Gordon Duthie – Thran – artwork
The lead track on the album is Green Screen.
The release date of Thran is significant of an anniversary for Gordon and his family. It was in 1914 that the families Steam Drifter was launched as a fishing vessel Duthies – and on the 25th October 1940 that the renamed HMT Duthies – now a naval trawler after having been requestioned by the Navy during the Second World War was sunk, with no casualties, in Montrose.
I had a chat with Gordon Duthie way back in February this year having a conversation about the conceptual thinking behind his then forthcoming LP Multimedia Monster.
Gordon Duthie – Cover art for Multimedia Monster
Sadly – as regular readers of the old website Indie Bands Blog know, after four years of good service it is falling over pretty well everyday and that interview and precursor to the release is slightly more difficult to find.
More importantly, due to the hiatus I completely missed the release of the LP.