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Watching Nebula gloriously off-kilter. Dawson's gift for merging the bizarre and the sublime is a rare one, and something to be treasured. Favorite track: Weaver.
Stéfan Németh
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Stéfan Németh Neo-medieval narrative masterpiece by Richard Dawson. A record that exists on a genre and class of its own, where weirdness and genius coexist without problems...where every overarching theme or mythology is sung, naked and bare, without auxiliary power but the sharp tools of human voice and an astray guitar. Favorite track: Scientist.
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Moreplease PERFECT ALBUM. I have cried to this so many times, in joy, release, and sadness. It's the catchiest folk album ever Layered, diverse, intelligent, melodic, beautiful. It's almost metal, and It's a history lesson. THANK YOU RICHARD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Favorite track: Shapeshifter.
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Stephen Spencer We have long-since in a vision fled into the nameless foothills, somewhere fire cannot live, a secret dome enclosing the whole world made anew! Favorite track: Scientist.
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Olle So detailed and beautiful, unique and strange. Favorite track: Weaver.
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Herald 02:17
Ogre 06:56
Soldier 04:51
Weaver 05:57
Prostitute 03:59
Shapeshifter 04:30
Scientist 04:48
Hob 05:57
Beggar 07:23
No-one 01:19
Masseuse 10:49


No listener to Dawson’s earlier music has ever discerned a lack of artistic ambition. Whether they got on at the last stop - the 4 track Tyneside-Trout-Mask-through a-Vic and Bob-filter of Nothing Important - or earlier in the journey, with The Glass Trunk’s visceral song cycle or The Magic Bridge’s sombre revels, devotees of his earlier recordings will be at once intrigued by and slightly fearful of the prospect of a record that could make those three landmark releases look like formative work. Peasant is that album. 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, Peasant will grab newcomers to Richard 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.


released June 2, 2017


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Richard Dawson Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK


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