Dan Amor - Cnoc Cnoc Cnoc
- Review by Noël Duplaa
Info: With four releases already under his belt, 'Cnoc Cnoc Cnoc' is the first single from über-talented recording artist Dan Amor’s fifth full length album Afonydd a Drysau (Rivers & Doors). Aptly described as "a wistful blend of alt-folk and pop infused with summery psychedelia", the Welsh-language track perfectly details an amazingly specific moment that I’m pretty sure everyone has experienced - guiltily hiding from an unexpected knock at the door. Sure, you’ve felt that - but you didn’t write a song about it did you? Well, fear not, Dan’s got you covered.
Feeling like Britpop at it’s finest - this is classic 60's English influenced pop songwriting. And, indeed, it kind of meets at that intersection between The Beatles at their most whimsical and Super Furry Animals at their most melodic. Its jaunty, relaxed pace settles you in perfectly, like the first summer’s day of proper sunshine, and then just when you think you have a handle on it, it explodes into a brilliantly off-kilter kazoo section. Expertly constructed, with the kind of brutal attention to detail that’s necessary to make something sound this effortless, if this song doesn’t put a smile on your face, it may be used as evidence of your inhumanity in a court of law.
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