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Listen: Gwenno - “Golau Arall”

Debut Album From Former Pipettes Member, Y Dydd Olaf, Out Today via Heavenly Recordings

Jul 24, 2015 Gwenno
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Y Dydd Olaf, the debut solo album from Gwenno Saunders (released simply under her first name), is getting a proper full-on release today via Heavenly Recordings after an initial sold-out very limited release last fall. Saunders was previously best known as a member of the retro-sounding girl group The Pipettes (which also featured Rose Elinor Dougall), but Y Dydd Olaf sounds very little like that fun pop group. Firstly almost all of it is sung in Saunders’ native Welsh language (except for one song sung in the even more obscure Cornish language). Secondly, an obscure 1970s Welsh sci-fi novel that shares the album’s title and was written by Owain Owain inspired the album. Finally, musically we’re talking a blissed out Krautrock vibe, with reference points that include 1960s electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (responsible for arranging the Doctor Who theme), Broadcast, and Stereolab. But it’s not as heavy as it sounds, Y Dydd Olaf is still a fully enjoyable record and you barely notice that the lyrics are in a foreign language.

In honor of the album’s re-release, Gwenno has shared album track “Golau Arall.” Check it out below.



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