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Welsh Rare Beat – Lesser Spotted Welsh Obscurities From The Original Sain Back Catalogue

CD (Item 514616) Finders Keepers (UK), Early 70s — Condition: Used
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Amazing grooves from a completely unlike source – Wales! With a strange language and a windswept location, one would hardly imagine the Welsh groove of the 70s to be anything of note – but it turns out that the records coming out on the Sain label were even more mindblowing than some of the best baroque French and Italian bits of the time! There's an approach here that's partly acid folk, partly jazzy groove – but also in a really unique territory that carves out its own space in sound – similar to the way that Serge Gainsbourg and others of his generation openly reached out to other styles of the time, and forged them into a surprisingly funky batch of tunes. And given that the Welsh language is highly consonant-based, and extremely rhythmic, even when there's not funky backings on some of these tunes, there's still an undeniable sense of groove that really amazing. Even the production is out of this world too – with strange twists and turns that out-do the best underground talents working at the time – and which create a real sense of timelessness to these tunes that's also only matched by our joy in discovering them! A real winner from the always-great Finders Keepers label – and like their Jean-Claude Vannier reissue, the kind of a record that will open your eyes to a whole new world in sound! Titles include "Dwr" by Huw Jones, "Penhryn Gwyn" by Heather Jones, "Breuddwyd" by Bran, "Calan Gaeaf" by Edward H Dafis, "Hwiangerdd" by Eleri Llwyd, "Mathonwy" by Huw Jones, "Chi Sydd Ar Fai" by Nia Ben Aur, "Hedfan" by Gillian Elisa, "Y Crwydryn A Mi" by Meic Stevens, and "Godro'r Fuwch" by Y Tebot Piws.  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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