ALBUM REVIEW: Gwenno, Y Dydd Olaf, 17.07.15
Y Dydd Olaf (The Last Day), an album inspired by Owain Owain’s 1976 Welsh-language dystopian science fiction novel of the same name, marks another entry in the ever-growing archives of cambrofuturism — Welsh futurism, a lens through which a disenfranchised culture can find an identity in an imagined future — and similarly draws on electronic, krautrock inspiration for that peculiar sound: think late Super Furry Animals, the Manic Street Preachers’ Futurology, and ’80s psychers Llwybr Llaethog.
Gwenno is no stranger to this territory and her airy vocals and beautiful, bold production let the imagination run wild. A blissful experience that effortlessly transcends the language barrier.
★★★★ 4 / 5
‘Gwenno – Y Dydd Olaf’ by Richard En. First published by themusic.com.au 17.07.15. http://themusic.com.au/music/albumreviews/2015/07/17/gwenno-y-dydd-olaf-richard-moore/
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