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Castle Face Records

Released: 17.11.17







John Dwyer has reclaimed his original band name and revived their original sound, it could be deemed a stark U-turn by Thee Oh Sees front man. However, Memory Of A Cut Off Head marks his twentieth studio album; stripping away all of the furore that we’ve gleefully come to expect, and instead opting for blissed out tracks and sci-fi soundscapes.

The Baron Sleeps And Dreams proves the variety of this record, it starts with a beautifully elaborate string arrangement before emerging into a wild synth-driven sci-fi track. The majority of the record is rooted in delicate folk songs, The Fool and Neighbour To None are delicate, yet so musically rich. A truly exquisite record to mark Dwyer’s twentieth release.



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