Album Review of Dorothy by Diagrams.

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Dorothy by Diagrams

Release Date: May 12, 2017
Record label: Bookshop Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

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Dorothy - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

Mixmag - 80
Based on rating 8/10

If anyone was going to make an album with a 90-year-old poet living on an island in the far Pacific Northwest of the USA, it was Sam Genders. Since founding Tunng in the early-00s he's taken a strange and winding path, making very beautiful records with The Accidental, Throws and Diagrams, always with a gently visionary slant to the lyrics. Two years ago, he discovered poet Dorothy Trogdon, with the pair corresponding before meeting in person.

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AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Following two LPs of warmly detailed, electronically imbued folk-pop, Sheffield native Sam Genders -- who records under the name Diagrams -- returns with Dorothy, a more understated effort that finds him collaborating with American poet Dorothy Trogdon. While projects that cross genres and even artistic mediums aren't uncommon, there is a uniqueness in Dorothy's cross-generational appeal which combines the literary perspective of a 90-year-old poet from the Pacific Northwest with that of a significantly younger singer/songwriter from Britain. After receiving Trogdon's only book, Tall Woman Looking, as a gift from a friend, Genders felt compelled to reach out to her and the two soon became the unlikely co-creators of this elegant little album.

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