Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gwenno - Ymbelydredd

Having started as a Welsh language electro-disco diva, then deviated into Cornish language new age classical, then into English language retro girl group-turned-thematic disco with wide-ranging laptop pop side work, Gwenno Saunders would seem to have come full circle with her first proper solo EP in a decade, based on recollections of a Cardiff upbringing. Ymbelydredd (Radiation, if you must know), the title track of said EP, recalls carefree days in the sun with the kind of retro-modernist homebrew sheen Saint Etienne made their own and Summer Camp have mined close enough to. If the Cymru-ness puts you off here's a translated version. Translated into French, admittedly.

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