There is an underclass ar yr Sín Gymraeg (on the Welsh Scene) – it’s a weird underworld, possibly only populated by a handful of misfits… Yet there is a cool vibe running throughout. This collective (I guess they’re a collective) have their tafods firmly stuck in their bochs (Google translate the words you don’t understand!) although there are political overtones amid this fine compilation.
‘Cofi 19’ appeared in July… And like most releases surrounding this arm of the Welsh scene, there was little fanfare… Yet, the content is fascinating, thrilling, superb and awful – sometimes in the same song. We kick off in a funk fashion with Kim Hon (Barry John!) who also feature later on with Talk To Frank, High and Channel Sbiw (you’ll learn that 27 is his highest score!). And there’s a smattering of anti-Westminster stuff, including the excellent Crinc with Crachach and the shit-hop Ja Da Trippa who spits the cool track Dirty Pee Ar MP.
Pasta Hull, with their skewed indie-go-funky-druggy sound feature predominantly on this album along with the completely anti-genre Pys Melyn who remain a thorn-in-the-side to the Welsh establishment (and anyone who listens to their headfucking output).
‘Fwc o bwys’ raps Phil Bran on the catchy folk-hop 2020vishon – ‘tyrd yn’ol hefo toilet fuckin roll’ – ace… I remember a Welsh punk band called Dim Fwc o Bwys – [anyone able to offer any info on them?]. Pasta Hull and Papur Wal join forces for the amusing SFA-esq Dennis Bergkamp ’til I Die.
I spat my coffee out on hearing Barry John‘s Cachu Deryn (ha ha ha) – sampling Alun Tan Lan and shitting all over him in a funnier than R-Bennig fashion. Lolfa Binc front-psycho Rhys Trimble makes a welcome appearance with Amen i Ynad Taliesin over a backdrop of jungle beats. As do Tacla with a couple of well-worked lounge-funk-violin pieces.
Twmffat rounds off this pretty damn fine compilation with the uplifting singalong Corona Ceroma.
‘Cofi 19’ is available as a free download from Recordiau Noddfa.