November 16, 2010
Me Oh My - Cate Le Bon 
Following 2008's Welsh language EP - Edrych yn Llygaid Ceffyl Benthyg - and assistance on Gruff Rhys's Neon Neon project, Cate Le Bon applied her dark magic to debut album proper, Me Oh My. Dark indeed, though tongue is surely in cheek when she announces by way of explanation "Early experiences with a string of pet deaths had a profound lasting effect on me," and inform an "abnormal fixation with death." Or maybe not - check video.
Me Oh My is a rewardingly strange listen. Acoustic folk in feel but bringing in bursts of electronica, 60s psych and VU melancholy. Weirdness seeps through cracks in the folksy pop structures. Understated and spare. Fully merits the glowing reviews garnered on release. Where next for Ms. Le Bon?
Oddi wrth y brawd
headed for the black