'Ailgylchu' Review: Daily Post
week, two new albums from artists hailing from
opposite ends of North Wales - in terms of space,
style, and language...
released their third album Ailgylchu (Recycle)
on Gwynfryn Cymunedol last month. As the name
suggests, what we have here is that most elusive
of beasts - the remix album.
of artists as varied as Bloc Party and Bjork,
remix albums are surprisingly rare in Wales.
I fail to see why, especially given our nation's
(supposed) predilection for producing hand-gigging
bands proficient in having a good time.
all, remix albums offer the chance to forget
about radio-friendliness and go a little bit
cray-zee, with way-out interpretations of previously
sedate pop songs.
that's precisely what we have on Ailgylchu.
Those elder statesmen of Welsh electro Llwybr
Llaethog weigh in with two impressive reworkings,
Dim Byd Newydd (Nothing New), and Ofn (Fear),
the latter a version of the duo's Os Na Wnei
Di Adael Nawr (If You Won't Leave Now) from
their first album.
electro music maestro Evils, meanwhile, turns
his hand at the track Angharad, twisting its
peaceful sounds into an other-worldly soundscape.
Be warned - easy listening this ain't, but goodness,
is out on limited-edition CD now; go to myspace.com/ailgylchu
for more information.
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