Richard Dawson & Circle — „Henki“ (Nov. 26, 2021)UK FLAGFinland flag                                                                   Richard Dawson & Circle — „Henki“ (Nov. 26, 2021)
ψ Nikdy nepotkej své hrdiny, jak říká staré přísloví, a pro ty, kteří se setkali s hudebními i jinými idoly, může být pravda, že je to klišé.
ψ Excentrický anglický skladatel a plodná finská rocková skupina spolupracují na albu, které vede starověký rostlinný život do hluboce lidských příběhů o dřině, tragédiích a posmrtném životě.
ψ Henki je epická společná nahrávka Richarda Dawsona, drobného trubadúra Geordie a Circle, žánrově rozkročených průkopníků The New Wave Of Finnish Heavy Metal. Na rozdíl od jakéhokoli metalového alba, které jste předtím slyšeli, se sedm skladeb Henki zabývá speciálními rostlinami v průběhu historie, což z ní dělá největší hypno~folk~metalovou desku s florou, kterou letos uslyšíte.Richard Dawson Credit: Antti UusimäkiBorn: May 23, 1981 in Tyneside, England
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Album release: Nov. 26, 2021
Record Label: Domino
Duration:     55:48
Tracks:
1. Cooksonia   6:30        
2. Ivy   8:57    
3. Silphium   12:07    
4. Silene   7:16        
5. Methuselah   8:26    
6. Lily   5:56    
7. Pitcher   6:36

Henki Review by James Christopher Monger. Score: ★★★★
ψ   The not~so~disparate worlds of botany and history collide on the likeably outlandish Henki, a self~described “flora~themed hypno~folk~metal” collaboration between English folk provocateur Richard Dawson and Finnish experimental rock veterans Circle. Combining the knotty horror-folk of Comus, the fleet guitarmonies of Iron Maiden, and the lofty art~rock of early Genesis, Henki is a lot. It’s also a ton of fun, as Dawson and company have tapped into some real heathen energy and let loose a spirited blast of woodland mayhem. Reaching deep into his heaping bag of esoterica, Dawson spins seven historical yarns, with each tale linked to a specific plant.

ψ   A paleobotanist communes with a 400~million~year~old fossil on the overcast “Cooksonia,” while the rolling and elliptical “Silene,” one of a few pieces that lean hard into Circle’s Faust~loving Krautrock past, charts the journey of a 32,000~year~old seed from emergence to germination in a bed of permafrost. Throughout it all, Dawson’s nervy tenor pings the heavens in search of ancient truths and everyday minutia while Circle do their best to keep him aloft. The band digs hard into grungy post~punk on the evocative “Lily.” At the same time, the bracing “Methuselah” lurches and lumbers before rupturing into a quick Hawkwind gallop, and “Pitcher” seals the deal with a six~and~a~half~minute blast of art~rock pageantry built on a generously caffeinated Fairport groove. It’s both riveting and ridiculous, but the synergy between the two camps is undebatable. These are wild, protean hard rock songs rooted in psychedelic folk and delivered with Green Man~worthy gusto. What’s not to love?
ψ   hhttps://www.allmusic.com/album/henki-mw0003592763
Bio: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/richard-dawson-mn0003314381
By Louis Pattison. Nov. 26, 2021. Score: 7.5
ψ   https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/richard-dawson-circle-henki/
By Tom Pinnock, 26th November 2021. Score: ★★★★½
ψ   https://www.uncut.co.uk/reviews/album/richard-dawson-circle-henki-135554/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=richard-dawson-circle-henki
By Liam Inscoe~Jones / 24 NOVEMBER 2021, 20:16 GMT. Score: 9
ψ  https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/reviews/albums/richard-dawson-circle-henki-album-review
BC: https://richardmichaeldawson.bandcamp.com/album/henki
WEB: https://richarddawson.net/