Richard Dawson & Circle - Henki
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #57 / 660
Year End Rank: #48
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Based on 44 ratings
Liked by 4 people
November 26, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Richard Dawson, Circle / Primary Artists
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I thought it would be a long time until I heard the next truly great prog record. I guess here we are.
I've loved Richard's past couple records, so I expected this to be at the very least cool, especially considering the collaboration with Circle. I think this record PERFECTLY combined the aesthetics of both bands into a hectic, but a loveable combination of heavy prog and folk aesthetics. Richard still performs with his somewhat amateur, yet passionate tone of vocals with a newfound drama to ... read more
'The worst voice in rock' returns on this collaboration album where the listener is offered some respite as he forgets to sing for minutes on end at a time. Bonus.

Still, Dawson's vocals are there a lot of the time and they frequently don't really mesh with the pomp folk rock backing - even when they do I'm still not sure what to make of this 'Tenacious D doing an epic number' widdly woo cheesiness.

Your Dungeons and Dragons tournament deserves a better soundtrack.
The cover is very reflective of the album's content as Dawson paints us a picture of this fantasy supernatural world. The whole thing just seems so 'epic', like an Adventure Time quest
What the fuck is this singing.
It’s unsettling and beautiful in a way—mixing eccentric folk with grazing rock. Folk-rooted Richard Dawson and Finnish rock band Circle converge their music to craft an album that brings us back to the medieval times. Named each track a flower of metaphor, 𝘏𝘦𝘯𝘬𝘪’s uncompromising charm is loud; it sparks of glory varnished by buoyant lores of humanity: life and its after. It’s a greatly realized body of work by both of the affair.
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Added on: September 13, 2021