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henogledd18lp0.jpg Hen Ogledd
 

Mogic (Domino)

This is the third album from Hen Ogledd (Welsh for ‘The Old North’) a band featuring the singular talents of Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies, Dawn Bothwell and new addition Sally Pilkington. It’s being billed as their “most accessible work yet” but that doesn’t mean they’ve yomped off into Steps territory. This is a really bracing release featuring witchy folk and battered to fuck pop, but if you give it a few listens it will soon begin to work its incantatory magic on you. At times it sounds like the music they’re creating haven’t been played, but conjured up from somewhere out of the ether. One of my albums of the year, without a doubt.