- Summary: The singer-songwriter worked with Rhys Edwards on her second full-length release sung entirely in the Cornish-language.
- Record Label: Heavenly
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
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Positive: 13 out of 13
Mixed: 0 out of 13
Negative: 0 out of 13
Feb 27, 2018Le Kov is a cinematic and atmospheric collection, crisply produced while also maintaining a sense of mystery. Its cosmic blend of psychedelia and strong synth-pop sensibilities once again bring the listener firmly into Gwenno’s psychological territory.
MojoFeb 21, 2018Here, Saunders marks out her own terrain, seeing how far she can go forward, and how far back. [Apr 2018, p.91]
Mar 27, 2018Gwenno is doing important work here, and for those willing to open their minds and step into the mythical land of Le Kov will find that they may not want to leave.
Feb 28, 2018Le Kov feels more commanding than 2014's Y Dydd Olaf, where Gwenno revised an obscure Welsh sci-fi novel into a concept album of '80s-tinged ice pop (sung mostly in Welsh; only its closing track was in Cornish). Here, there's a fuller array of sounds at play, and its vision feels more confidently achieved.
Mar 2, 2018That Le Kov is so loaded with meaning and significance adds to its appeal, but ultimately it’s the emotion and sound of the songs that make it such a wonderful and unusual record.
Mar 5, 2018Many great pop artists build imaginary worlds with sets, costumes, music videos and artwork, but Gwenno achieves something similar using a richly detailed soundscapes that gradually draw you in deeper.
UncutFeb 21, 2018Stand-out numbers include the sumptuous orchestral lament "Hi A Skoellyas Liv A Dhagrow" and the gorgeous "Herdhya", a breathy spooktronica ballad with an anti-Brexit theme. [Apr 2018, p.27]
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Sep 2, 2020Le Kov is an absolutely outstanding album, the songs have a wonderful flow to them and the mystery of the melodies is only added to by theLe Kov is an absolutely outstanding album, the songs have a wonderful flow to them and the mystery of the melodies is only added to by the Cornish language.… Expand
Apr 24, 2018
____ Psychedelic pop with elements of folk and synthetic lines, which seems to have no time. It sounds pretty fantastic, as if the past,
____ Psychedelic pop with elements of folk and synthetic lines, which seems to have no time. It sounds pretty fantastic, as if the past, the present and the future crossed and became one. Dreamy, atmospheric melodies, in which the whispering vocals are gently poured Gently.… Expand
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