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 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Lovely, remarkable album.
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:01 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Really enjoying this. Deserves much better than a Laurel Halo comparison
― imago, Saturday, 3 March 2018 15:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink
As does she.
― nashwan, Saturday, 3 March 2018 15:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Glad there's finally a Gwenno thread! Looking forward to hearing the album.
― daavid, Saturday, 3 March 2018 20:10 (two weeks 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 (one week ago) Permalink