Since emerging from the ever-fertile West Yorkshire DIY scene in the mid-00s, David Thomas Broughton has forged a distinctly unique path of incongruous musical exploration. Employing minimal performance tools, Broughton wilfully embraces elements of chaos, error, and malfunction, building them into his folk-ish narrative tales until one part destroys the other. Ever on twin precipices dividing tragedy from comedy and beauty from ruin, his semi-improvised, self-deprecating, lovelorn songs reward a patient audience with moments of delicate charm, all the time wondering whether he is truly in control of the situation. And yet, he always is.
A figure of cult fascination, his confounding genius was captured on film in 2016′s documentary, ‘The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton’, which featured contributions from folks including Shearwater, David Shrigley, Sam Amidon, and concludes with Broughton himself serenading a half-eaten sausage.
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