My introduction to Herman Dune was through their 2011 release, Strange Moosic (a highly recommended purchase). On the strength of that album I jumped at the chance to see them recently Live in York, for what was one of the best live shows I have been to for a long time. Their live set included several songs from this album and I just had to buy it after hearing them. And I have not been disappointed.
Once again they delight with their brand of beautifully crafted songs and lyrics that detail the usually unsung aspects of life and love. It is a wonderfully well observed piece, which when you listen to it make you sit up and take notice at a lot of the lines. The backing music is jaunty Americana pop sound with a rock tinge. Not quite as summery or breezy as Giant or Strange Moosic, this has a harder edge to it. David-Ivar Herman Dune's singing is expressive throughout, you really feel his sense of wonderment at the world. It's a classic album, and one that should be in every serious music collection.
At the time of writing there is no track listing on Amazon, so here it is:
1 My Home is Nowhere Without You
2 Try to Think About Me (Don't You Worry a Bit)
3 When the Sun Rose Up This Morning
4 When We Were Still Friends
5 On a Saturday
6 My Baby is Afraid of Sharks
7 Lovers are Waterproof
8 Next Year in Zion
9 Someone Knows Better Than Me
10 My Best Kiss
11 Baby Baby You're My Baby
12 (Nothing Left But) Poison In The Rain