Duncan Sheik- Whisper House (2009)
Nick Drake- Pink Moon(1970)
The latest release by Duncan Sheik (you know him from his Tony award winning musical Spring Awakening) is his latest storytelling concept. Comming to the stage soon I’m told, Whisper House is a beautiful journey of songs that brings you to foggy old Maine with old haunted lighthouses. This melodic and soft collection is one of his best. His Gorgeous Voice is one you MUST hear. I recommend you buy this only on iTunes since this is the only way to get Duncan’s cover version of The Ghost In You.
Remember the 80’s?!? Just as melodic and soft is the famous Pink Moon from Nick Drake. After listening to this you can see where Duncan started to cut his teeth. Nick’s soft and acoustic songs were a pre- sheik moment in time and I absolutly recommend both for a nice evening of soft gorgeous music. Nick passed away suddenly in the early 70’s , so maybe Duncan is channeling Nick with his Whisper House?? Remember to dim the lights and beware of ghosts.
Great record. Duncan Sheik may be a Nick Drake devoteé but this and all of his records are a completely different thing.