Gwenno - Le Kov

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She's mentioned rather scattered across this board, mostly referenced in Broadcast-related threads (which is understandable), but Gwenno Saunders (formerly of the Pipettes) really deserves her own thread. She already made the great 'Y Dydd Olaf' album. Her new album, 'Le Kov', is out: dreamy, orchestral pop ye olde pastoral English style. The record is sung entirely in Cornish (it's on spotify). File under: Broadcast, Laurel Halo, Stereolab and the likes.

The Quietus published a fantastic review of the new album. Emphasizing not just the music, which is great on its own, but very precisely, and justly, praising it for rooting the soul of the record in a dying/near-extinct language: Cornish. "Le Kov is also a sort of linguistic hauntology project, a monument and a pleasurable dissent."

Google Atheist (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 2 March 2018 23:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

Lovely, remarkable album.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

she doesn't sound a damn thing like a pirate on this record, i'm a bit disappointed

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

I was about to say, what is this, Breton? Which is, of course, merely Cornish with a French accent.

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

Really enjoying this. Deserves much better than a Laurel Halo comparison

imago, Saturday, 3 March 2018 15:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

As does she.

nashwan, Saturday, 3 March 2018 15:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

Glad there's finally a Gwenno thread! Looking forward to hearing the album.

daavid, Saturday, 3 March 2018 20:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

Oh, it's great. So is the last one.

Who could've predicted The Pipettes contained so much talent?

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 12 March 2018 15:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

daavid, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 13:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

Her new album is great. Her and Rose are killing it at the moment.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 13:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

A few months behind, but I certainly became obsessed with this record as of today.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Ha, yeah - it is one of those kind of records. I couldn't praise this and Y Dydd Olaf highly enough.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 9 September 2018 09:06 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this record kicks ass

princess of hell (BradNelson), Monday, 29 October 2018 16:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Is there cheese? Then bring cheese!

Jeff W, Monday, 29 October 2018 16:24 (one month ago) Permalink

It does kick ass!

Evan, Monday, 29 October 2018 23:20 (one month ago) Permalink

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