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Released: 26.11.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our very own Geordie troubadour Richard Dawson has collaborated with Finnish prog metallers Circle, unveiling a right bobby dazzler that’s both unique and genuine. The mutual admiration felt by both parties for each other has resulted in a heartfelt and luscious organic union where each track, named after historically important plants, nurtures into precious multi-faceted seeds that as a whole become a glorious bloom.

Like no other metal release heard before, it’s eminently greater, a progressive folk-inspired genre-hopping opus that not only enhances Richard Dawson’s understated vocals but intensifies his delivery and intent. Lead track Lily’s video remarkably features Steve Davis on the green baize as a surprisingly haunting counterpoint to lyrics of ghostly visions at the RVI. Brilliant!

 

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