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November 16, 2010

Me Oh My - Cate Le Bon [2009]


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


8 comments:

Carl Morris said...

There's an amazing video for Hollow Trees House Hounds too, also directed by Casey And Ewan here in Cardiff.

Anonymous said...

Nice. Nice tune. Nice horse. Nice coloured boiler suit. If she makes it big she can use Prosciutto for the next video.

Y Brawd said...

Like Carl says, check out Hollow Trees House Hounds too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EgNxwHhkuQ

Carl, just noticed link to WB over at Y Twll - diolch. BTW very very happy to recieve tips / links to Welsh music you or yours may have to share. WB fires need feeding...

EarthPipe said...

Thanks for the album; cool video too.

Y Brawd said...

Cheers. Enjoy and keep droping by.

Jerry Orbach said...

Do you happen to have her e.p.? I can't seem to find it on line.

Y Brawd said...

Returning to Wales in April. I'll be hunting the E.P. down. One amongst many.

bobbysu said...

thank you very much