Friday 22 June
"A dazzling album of strange Celtic magic”
Le Kov (The Place of Memory) is the second solo album by Welsh singer-songwriter and musician, Gwenno Saunders. Created alongside long-term collaborator and producer, Rhys Edwards, with additional drum engineering by Gorwel Owen (Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Super Furry Animals) and mixing and additional programming by David Wrench.
Gwenno, who was raised entirely in Cornish and Welsh, explores the myths and legends of Cornwall, and the history of the survival of our lesser known Brythonic language, creating one of 2018’s most beautiful and stirring records, swirling with ancient myths and urgent modern themes.You don’t need the translation sheet to appreciate the gorgeous, sea-warped psychedelia that Gwenno has created, evoking the music of her childhood – Brenda Wootton, Alan Stivell, BUCCA along with the The United States of America, White Noise and Serge Gainsbourg. Le Kov features forlorn piano, crisp drums, and searching synth lines that seem to reach across the horizon.