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Utopia De­feated DD Dumbo Lib­er­a­tion The power to sur­prise is highly sought-after in the mu­sic in­dus­try. The abil­ity to be unashamedly bold and ex­per­i­men­tal is re­warded by audiences who de­mand mu­sic that chal­lenges and as­ton­ishes. This is what Aus­tralia’s DD Dumbo of­fers. Also known as Oliver Hugh Perry, the 28-year-old from Vic­to­ria pro­duces un­pre­dictable mu­sic. His de­but re­lease, Utopia De­feated, is a de­light­ful puz­zle that is im­pos­si­ble to de­ci­pher. The in­flu­ences range from Mid­dle Eastern to blues and folk, all stirred to­gether to cre­ate an in­tox­i­cat­ing brew. Every track is in­ter­locked with a tena­cious rhyth­mi­cal pulse, mys­ti­cal lyri­cism and dec­o­rated with a daz­zling wealth of

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