Gwenno - Le Kov

Le Kov

Gwenno

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album (Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl) 10 tracks Out 2 March 2018 19.99
CD Album 10 tracks Out 2 March 2018 10.99
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Gwenno - Le Kov

Gwenno has announced details of her new record 'Le Kov.'

Limited signed copies and blue coloured vinyl available exclusively in the Heavenly emporium for every order of 'Le Kov' (Limited Coloured Vinyl).

CD pre-orders will also be signed.


We’re delighted to announce Gwenno’s return following 2014’s critically acclaimed Welsh language record ‘Y Dydd Olaf’. Gwenno will release ‘Le Kov’ in the spring of 2018, and like her debut it’s a bold statement on the importance of protecting minority languages & has come about with long term collaborator Rhys Edwards.

Where her debut had nine songs in Welsh, the last track ‘Amser’ was in Cornish, and this is where Gwenno continues her trailblazing mission, picking up exactly where ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ left off. Written entirely in Cornish, ‘Le Kov’ translates as “the place of memory”.

Watch the introduction trailer here:



'Le Kov' will be released via Heavenly Recordings on Friday 2nd March, 2018.

Written entirely in Cornish, Le Kov is exploration of the individual and collective subconscious, the myths and drolls of Cornwall, and the survival of Britain’s lesser known Brythonic language. As one of the language’s few fluent speakers, Gwenno felt a duty to make her second album entirely in Cornish: to create a document of a living language, explore her identity and the endless creative possibilities of a tongue that has a very small surviving artistic output, despite having been around for at least 15 centuries.

She dove deep into research, learning about attempts to protect and progress the language and the role of women throughout Cornish history. When Gwenno considered the legends of sunken Brythonic cities Cantre’r Gwaelod, Kêr-Is, Langarrow and Lyonesse, she knew she had her starting point. These cities evoked her idea of language as its own form of psychological territory, a concept perfectly distilled by the Cornish title for the album, Le Kov – the place of memory.

Over the course of making Le Kov, Gwenno reconciled her anxiety over her right to make a Cornish-language pop record, and realised that, in the age of Brexit, isolationism and hostility towards the rich cultures that make modern Britain, it had a wider resonance, too. “This album is a combination of accepting the culture which your parents have valued enough to want to pass on to you, regardless how small, and utilising it in a positive way to try and make sense of the world around you, it’s also about having to accept and respect the nuances that make us all different and discovering that all of our stories share the same truth.”

Watch the trailer for 'Le Kov' here:


Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl) (HVNLP145C)
  1. Gwenno - Hi a Skoellyas Liv a Dhagrow
  2. Gwenno - Tir Ha Mor
  3. Gwenno - Herdhya
  4. Gwenno - Eus Keus?
  5. Gwenno - Jynn - Amontya
  6. Gwenno - Den Heb Taves
  7. Gwenno - Daromres y'n Howl
  8. Gwenno - Aremorika
  9. Gwenno - Hunros
  10. Gwenno - Koweth Ker
CD Album (HVNLP145CD)
  1. Gwenno - Hi a Skoellyas Liv a Dhagrow
  2. Gwenno - Tir Ha Mor
  3. Gwenno - Herdhya
  4. Gwenno - Eus Keus?
  5. Gwenno - Jynn - Amontya
  6. Gwenno - Den Heb Taves
  7. Gwenno - Daromres y'n Howl
  8. Gwenno - Aremorika
  9. Gwenno - Hunros
  10. Gwenno - Koweth Ker

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