Gwenno

Le Kov

  • Label Heavenly
  • Genre Rock-Pop
  • Released 03/02/18 03/02/18 03/02/18
  • Cat no HVNLP145CD hvnlp145 HVNLP145C

Colored Vinyl. Includes download code.

Gwenno realeases Le Kov via Heavenly Recordings on March 2nd. Available here on Colored Vinyl.

Written entirely in Cornish, Le Kov is exploration of the 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 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. She dove deep into research, learning about attempts to protect and progress the language and the role of women throughout Cornish history. But Le Kov isn’t really a concept album—the city doesn’t loom that large through these 10 songs, and you don’t need the translation sheet to appreciate the gorgeous, sea-warped psychedelia that Gwenno has created alongside long-term collaborator and producer Rhys Edwards. Evoking the music of her childhood – Brenda Wootton, Alan Stivell, BUCCA – along with Broadcast, The United States of America, White Noise and Serge Gainsbourg, Le Kov is shimmering and tarnished, rust mingled with barnacles, moss entwined with weathered rope.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Le Kov, a landscape...

Rough Trade are delighted to premiere this very special short film from Gwenno, exploring her album 'Le Kov' out now on Heavenly Recordings and a former Rough Trade Albums of the Month for March 2018.

"Here's a contemporary visual document exploring what truth and myth is, what Le Kov is about - where we're at, and how we got here. A collaboration between Steve Glashier and I, exploring landscape and a sense of place. A postcard of the now that may one day be forgotten, so let's enjoy the moment before it disappears." Gwenno

Film: Glashier for me please

Words: Gwenno Saunders

LP+ - Colored Vinyl. Includes Download Code.

LP - Standard Black Vinyl.

CD - Standard CD.

Featured in: Albums of the Year 2018, Albums of the Month - March 2018