"Clasur gan y cawr o Solfach" - Llinos A.
Y brawd agrees: classic from mighty Meic Stevens.
Having tried to please label Warners with 1970's Outlander (the public, wisely, ignored the "Welsh Van Morrison" shtick), Meic goes on to please himself with quietly stunning results on Gwymon. More laid-back, rootsy and unforced, the quality of the songs and performances shines through. A mix of light-hearted stoned chooglers - Shw' Mae, Shw' Mae [How's it going?]; Mae’r Eliffant Yn Cofio Popeth [Elephants remember everything]; Mynd I Weld Y Byd [Off to see the world] - and more weighyy, heart-felt meditations on loss - Traeth Anobaith [Beach of despair]; Daeth Neb Yn Ol’ [Nobody returned]; O Mor Lan Yr Oedd Y Dwr [How clear was the water].
The loose watery theme explains the title: Gwymon = Seaweed.
Welsh language desirable but not essential. Do yourself a favour, dive right in.
Oddi wrth y brawd
shw' mae shw' mae