"Cyfleoedd" CDR Single
Genres: pop, rock/pop
PO Box 88
Mold, CH7 4ZQ
July 29 - Aug 6 2002
music may not be of the highest abundance here in North America, where
I'm writing this review from, but it is largely evident that Wales has
a bustling indie scene to boast about. This CDR, a two song
single of Welsh-language tunes from indie rockers Y Camerâu
Cyflymder, is a disappointingly short sample of this scene.
While the recording style is most certainly lo-fi, the band's
songwriting and playing techniques are refreshingly creative - and
The title-track, for example, lays the singer's guttural vocals
over an abrasive, yet melodic, guitar background. "Rhy
Ychydig, Rhy Hwyr", meanwhile, is even better. It's got a Slanted
and Enchanted feeling to it that's particularly enjoyable.
Be warned, though - those expecting glossy studio recordings should
Released on Welsh's finest lo-fi label, Catchpenny Records, Cycleoedd
is a good single that will appeal to any lo-fi junkie. Worth
checking out just for the Welsh lyrics alone.
3 min 38 sec; 2 tracks; distributed by the
label; recordiwyd 2002]