Alex recommends: “Visionary renaissance prog - A folk saga of wholesome hopes and daring ideas”
this is it – this is dawson’s defining moment in which he combines the magical, esoteric and idiosyncratic qualities of his previous work to deliver a broad, immediately engaging and unrelentingly original masterpiece.
From its first beguilingly muted fanfare to its spectacular climax exploring a Dark Ages masseuse’s dangerous fascination with a mysterious artefact called the Pin of Quib, it will grab newcomers to Dawson’s work by the scruff of the neck and refuse to let them go until they have signed a pledge of life-long allegiance. fans of everyone from fairport convention to early animal collective to Joanna newsom to jack rose will find this enthralling. “The most extraordinary record of the year so far” – the quietus