There is a very strong folk scene in Wales, with its own very unique sound, cadences and rhythms. It isn't very well represented in British music, and as such those unique stylings are seldom heard. So three cheers for Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, who bring this wealth of musical heritage to a wider audience. By mixing Welsh folk roots with a rocky psychedelic sound they have produced some delightful, accessible music that is a pure joy to listen to. With lilting celtic cadences and a wide range of interesting instrumentation they weave musical pictures of a personal nature. I particularly like the jew's harp intro to Diamond Dew, and the almost mediaeval horns in Starmoonsun, probably the best track on the album for me. The Welsh language segments are musically so brilliant that they can be listened to with complete enjoyment by non-Welsh speakers. Indeed, these segments seem rather beautiful as Welsh seems to be a language designed for singing in rather than speaking.
This is a great album of accessible folk with a very modern indie influence mixed in. I loved it, and think it will appeal to a wide range of music lovers. Yes, it's a bit different at times and verges into `Prog Folk' territory, but it is restrained and shies away from the excesses usually associated with anything prog to provide an album of classic music. 5 stars.