Peasant is the latest album from Newcastle artist Richard Dawson. Any listener to 2014's astonishing Nothing Important will be at once intrigued by and slightly fearful of the prospect of a record that could make that landmark release look like formative work. 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 Dawson's work by the scruff of the neck and refuse to let them go until they have signed a pledge of lifelong allegiance.
Another masterpiece from a remarkable artist. Highly recommended!