Here at Backseat Mafia towers we’re in a state of high excitement about Le Kov, the second album from Gwenno, due for release on March 2nd via Heavenly Recordings. Following on from 2014’s Y Dydd Olaf, which was one of our favourite records of that year, she’s just released a new video for Tir Ha Mor, the first single to be taken from the record. It’s just as spacey and synthy and melodic as that first record, as lines weave and cascade over the back of Gwenno’s distinctive vocals. It’s lovely stuff.
Of the video Gwenno says: “We drove to St Ives and marvelled at the crashing waves, went up the coast, past Zennor and arrived at Levant Mine to pause for thought and remember those who had given and lost so much to the land. All we could do was appreciate the rugged landscape, as so many had done before us. We drove back to Cardiff and I mulled over the merits of dancing to your own song, and concluded that it’s alright to do so sometimes. Cornish Abstract Landscape artist, Peter Lanyon, Marghek an Gwyns (Rider of the Wind, his Cornish Gorsedd bardic name) glided over the land to get a better feel of Cornwall, and Tir Ha Mor (Land and Sea) is inspired by his methods and muse. I filmed what was in front of me, which is nowhere near the same level of commitment, but it is my interpretation of what I saw and felt and that, I hope, is worth something.”
Check it out, here