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Music Tuesday 2 February

See the Tallest Man

Once compared to Bob Dylan, The Tallest Man On Earth is now spreading his wings on new album “Dark Bird Is Home”.

See the Tallest Man

Swedish folk soloist Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth, has taken a leap of faith with his new album. No longer just recording with his voice and guitar, he has employed much richer instrumentation on “Dark Bird Is Home”. It is a record that The Guardian says “bathes in sound” and likens to soft rockers such as Jackson Browne--a “sumptuous drivetime cocoon.”

That is far removed from the earlier comparisons with Bob Dylan that Matsson suffered. He admitted to listening to Dylan in his teens, and being drawn to the likes of Woody Guthrie, but Matsson has always forged his own sound and has been lauded for his songwriting craft.

Daniel Sylvester in Exclaim! wrote that the new album is “an arresting song cycle that reveals a three-dimensional version of the modern folk singer.”

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