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Listen: Gwenno - “Patriarchaeth (Ewan Pearson Remix)”

Debut Album Y Dydd Olaf Out Now via Heavenly Recordings

Aug 28, 2015 Gwenno
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Y Dydd Olaf, the debut solo album from Gwenno Saunders (released simply under her first name), got a proper full-on release last month via Heavenly Recordings after an initial sold-out very limited release last fall. Today she has shared an Ewan Pearson remix of album’s second track, “Patriarchaeth.” Pearson, an English producer who has either produced or remixed such artists as Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, and M83, stretches out the original’s three minutes and change running time to over eight minutes and of course ups the dance/electronic quotient. Check it out below.

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.

About a month ago she also released Andrew Weatherall’s remix of “Chwyldro,” which you can check out here.



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