SUNDAY CLASSIC GTC: Your Summer Sounds Like: DUCKS! – Top Horse (single)
DUCKS! – Top Horse is available at Bandcamp.
by Walter Price
Regardless of how dirty I’ll feel later, here is a direct quote from DUCKS! press release for their new single “Top Horse”, “It’s a surreal dancefloor odyssey, featuring galloping percussion, flying guitars, theremin outbursts of the ‘woo-woo’ variety, and a choir of angels singing glorious nonsense at the top of their lungs. The lyrics, performed spoken-word style by a cast of intriguing strangers, describe a blonde in a bathtub talking about a white horse… or is it the horse in the bathtub? Either way, it’s weirdo disco of the highest order, in the tradition of Was (Not Was), Material, Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, The Avalanches and Basement Jaxx.”
YES! I can save some of my always well-intended hyperbole and tell this true story. As I was sitting on the Kulkwitzer See beach I opened up an email promoting this far out addictive track. Not too long into its powers, a group of half-lit teens camped nearby asked, “Was ist das?!”…I tried to explain but ultimately all we could do is listen, trip out, and love it.
What more do you and I need to know? Put DUCKS (Lani Bagley and Craig Schuftan) in your summer…and boogie.
Come to think of it, I don’t feel dirty at all…
[19. July 2018]
DUCKS! Top Horse
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Produced by Ducks! – Lani Bagley and Craig Schuftan
Sarianna Pylkännen, Milla-Mari Pylkkänen, Julia Camilleri, Luke Cucciardi, Anastasia Caruana, Lani Bagley
Lani Bagley: acoustic guitar, bass guitar, theremin, Frankencasio, vocals
Craig Schuftan: electric guitar, synths, Frankencasio, beats
Michael Rosenthal: additional xenochronous electric guitar
Mario Picuet Devendrabanjaarl: additional percussion
Kirileigh Schmirileigh: additional excitement
Recorded at Blitz, Valletta and Tiny Lights, Berlin
Artwork by Harriet Clare Richardson
Mastering by Berkfinger
“Lani Bagley and Craig Schuftan are Ducks!. They make electronic music for dancing and dreaming, influenced by Disney and disco, combining synthesizer and vocal loops with found sounds and field recordings.” – bio