9Bach – Anian (2016)

Posted by admin on January 17, 2022as

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9Bach made their name by taking traditional Welsh folk songs and recasting them onto a spectral and haunting sound canvas. Their 2014 album Tincian was the worthy winner of the coveted Best Album in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. New album Anian, whilst influenced by the Welsh traditions, comes from an altogether more anarchic place – calling for change, questioning the world and the role we play, how we treat animals and disregard nature. Darker in themes, but not without a sense of hope. Ethereal female Welsh language vocals shimmer alongside harp, swamp guitar, dub beats and a pounding rhythm section. The double CD package includes companion CD “In dy lais” / “In your voice”. Writers, actors, poets and singers give their own interpretations of the songs as a way to convey the meaning to a non-Welsh speaking language. Includes contributions from Peter Gabriel, Maxine Peake and Rhys Ifans.

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