Richard Dawson & Circle


Collaboration between the Newcastle folk rock from singer-songwriter and the Finnish experimental rock band

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  1. 10.0 |   Mojo

    The best folk/metal concept album about seven special plants you'll hear all year. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Dawson is able to soar gloriously over Circle’s layers of sound, while the group are stronger with his mighty voice and melodies elevating their tumult. Print edition only

  3. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Folk hero Richard Dawson linking up with Finnish post-rockers Circle brings out their mutual best
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  4. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    On new album Henki, Richard Dawson and Circle bring prog rock bombast down to a human scale, still utterly triumphant
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  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    The absurd and serious wheeze that is being alive is so brilliantly explored here; how the life of a seed (as on Silene) can mirror our own lived experiences. It takes special artists to draw out emotional resonance from something that can seem so abstract
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    These are wild, protean hard rock songs rooted in psychedelic folk and delivered with Green Man-worthy gusto. What's not to love?
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  7. 8.0 |   The FT

    The Newcastle upon Tyne singer-songwriter and the Finnish band are a well-made match
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  8. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    The eccentric English songwriter and the prolific Finnish rock group collaborate for an album that routes ancient plant life into deeply human stories of toil, tragedy, and the afterlife
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  9. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    A bizarrely entertaining new sound world
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