Time & Location
16 Aug 2019, 19:00 – 20:45
Cinema & Co., 17 Castle St, Swansea SA1 1JF, UK
About the Event
Hen Ogledd’s band members are Dawn Bothwell, Rhodri Davies, Richard Dawson and Sally Pilkington. Hen Ogledd’s meaning comes from the Welsh name for The Old North their latest album Mogic (with Weird World) challenges the idea that the ancient world was rife with magic, while the new is infiltrated by cold logic. The tracks on Mogic create new phantasmal blends of images and ideas that draw upon the mystical and technological. Mogic is a discombobulating pop prayer exploring artificial intelligence, witches, nanotechnology, pre-medieval history, robots, romance, computer games and waterfalls.
This dynamic record of eddies and swirls, ravishing melodies, hallucinatory textures and bonkers rhythms is pinned down by some deft performances: Pilkinton’s picture-perfect pop and earthy singing, Davies’ blazing harp splutterations and guitar moans, Bothwell's twisted telephone techno and bamboozling lyric-bombs and Dawson's utter bass.