Bio

Hi. my name is Erling. Some call me Duke...I don't mind. I used to play drums in a coupla bands (The Hauntingly Beautiful Mousemoon and Mojo Juju & the Snake Oil Merchants) and it was a lot of fun and I learnt many things about life. Being a drummer, my own songs never saw much light of day...so back in 2006/2007 I felt like recording some of them - attempting to lay most of the tracks myself. U know, just to take ideas and words out of my head and into the world somehow. My dear friend Calf (of the Book of Ships) helped me and these three songs are some of them. Someone once said to me that "this is music that will push n pull u, love and lull u, maybe even take care of you" ...I like that. Thanks for listening. find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thedukeoferlington Listen to more tunes and/or download my first EP here: http://thedukesoferlington.bandcamp.com/album/to-whom-it-may-not-concern

Review

B Adrien

20 Jun 2007

50

The first time I heard this track, it was the profile song on someone's MySpace, and it immediately caught my attention. Each instrument's role in this piece works beautifully melodically and rhythmically, and mind you it is indeed very clever song writing as well, structurally and thematically. Some parts remind me of an epic 70s sci-fi movie, yet with the chorus I feel as if I'...

The first time I heard this track, it was the profile song on someone's MySpace, and it immediately caught my attention. Each instrument's role in this piece works beautifully melodically and rhythmically, and mind you it is indeed very clever song writing as well, structurally and thematically. Some parts remind me of an epic 70s sci-fi movie, yet with the chorus I feel as if I'm standing right beneath the sun and it's magical rays are making me all nice and warm. So many different vibes are produced in this song, but it all gels together perfectly. Erling Gronhaug in my opinion is a brililiant and prolific song writer. It easily deserves 5 stars.

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B Adrien

20 Jun 2007

50

One of the most beautiful and honest songs I have heard in a long time. Played and sung with so much emotion, it flawlessly accomplishes to resonate with the listener throughout and long after the piece is finished. The syncopation of the vocal melody makes it feel so brutally sincere, again, another brilliant song. It's songs like this which make me question why Erling Gronhaug isn't...

One of the most beautiful and honest songs I have heard in a long time. Played and sung with so much emotion, it flawlessly accomplishes to resonate with the listener throughout and long after the piece is finished. The syncopation of the vocal melody makes it feel so brutally sincere, again, another brilliant song. It's songs like this which make me question why Erling Gronhaug isn't ridiculously famous. This song is the pure essence of inspiration, a true portrayal of the art of music. I just have to listen to this song over and over again until my heart's content. If you haven't heard The Dukes of Erlington, then unfortunately, you're missing out.

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B Adrien

20 Jun 2007

50

A prime of example of true musicianship, the introduction of this song really speaks 'less is more' and effortlessly delivers. Perfectly structured, never a dull moment, and the beauty of it all is the originality of this music. The harmonies are superb, and the entrance of the second verse is just absolutely brilliant! Just the way it all fits, the bass and drums demonstrate clearly ...

A prime of example of true musicianship, the introduction of this song really speaks 'less is more' and effortlessly delivers. Perfectly structured, never a dull moment, and the beauty of it all is the originality of this music. The harmonies are superb, and the entrance of the second verse is just absolutely brilliant! Just the way it all fits, the bass and drums demonstrate clearly the role of a rhythm section and how effective one small thing can be in a single moment, again, the 'less is more' thing. The Dukes of Erlington should be getting a heck of a lot more airplay. Triple J, I needn't say it. You know what to do.

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