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Territory: Ireland
Label: Bedroom Community
Agent: Peter O’Sullivan

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Puzzle Muteson is the musical project of enigmatic songwriter Terry Magson from the Isle of Wight, rendering his music in a tremulous tenor over folk infused fingerpicked guitar. His music often beautifully melancholy, calming, yet unsettling caught the attention of American classical composer Nico Muhly and Icelandic producer, composer Valgeir Sigurðsson.

After obsessively listening to Mutesons own raw tapes, Valgeir and Nico nurtured the songs that now inhabit his debut recording En Garde and second album Theatrics released via Valgeir’s Bedroom Community label.

Born in London, Isle of Dogs, the southern English island provided room for the transformation into Puzzle Muteson. His primary-school music teacher was first to recognize his unrivalled voice, then years later a parade of chance and coincidence led him to inhabit Puzzle Muteson, and start shaping a body of atmospheric songs.

He has gone on to play shows through out Europe and played numerous festivals from Iceland Airwaves to The National curated ATP festival.


“Like Gabriel Kahane or Sufjan Stevens, he has a well-cultivated pop-meets-art-song aesthetic”
WQXR

 

“Don’t you just love that fractured voice”
Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6