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.
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“The most extraordinary record of the year so far” – the quietus