Tinc

9Bach

Released 17 November 2014

  1. Asteri Mou (Gruff Rhys Loops & Drones Remix)
  2. Pa Le? (Carcharorion Remix)
  3. Wedi Torri (Sir Doufus Styles Mix)
  4. Lliwiau (Gravenhurst Remix)
  5. Bwthyn Fy Nain (Real World Session Version)

Liner notes

The Tinc EP features remixes of four tracks from 9Bach’s second album Tincian. These remixes were carried out by: Gravenhurst, who has turned ‘Lliwiau’ into a “narcotised fug of heart-palpitation bass and wraith-like vocals” (The Quietus); ‘Carcharorion’, who have warped 9Bach’s interpretation of traditional folk song ‘Pa Le?’, making it now sound as if celestial robots have joined Lisa Jen’s extraordinary vocals; Sir Doufus Styles (Cate Le Bon, Super Furry Animals, The Flaming Lips) mix of ‘Wedi Torri’, creating a subtle reworking, emphasizing the beauty of the original, and, finally, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals).

The Gruff Rhys Remix is the first that he has undertaken in his own right, turning ‘Asteri Mou’, into a haunting and hypnotic song cycle, building toward a pounding climatic finish.

“I love this song by 9 Bach— I worked with engineer Simon Jones in trying to exaggerate the natural rounds of the vocal parts. The plan was to create an R&B mantra that would build into a droning racket— that would transport us into another dimension, or at least out of Cardiff.” Gruff Rhys
'Bwthyn Fy Nain' recorded live at Real World Studios

These four leftfield re-imaginings of 9Bach’s unique sound are complimented by a re-recording of the band’s exceptional track ‘Bwythn Fy Nain’, which originally appeared on their debut album, and was recorded in a live session at Real World Studios.

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Reviews

  • A natural evolution, building on the experimentation and ambition of Tincian. There are the obvious comparisons with the more well known and acceptable faces of Clannad and Enya, yet 9Bach's more unconventional approach guarantees their originality and justifies their ambition to tap into genres and bring them into bed with the folk tradition. Bright Young Folk
  • Tincian

    9Bach

    Released 12 May 2014

    9Bach's second album is an atmospheric, emotional record that reflects their home environment of Gerlan, North Wales. The songs on the album are all stories: some of them autobiographical, some are other people's true stories and others imaginary. A hybrid of the Welsh folk tradition, and of contemporary influences and working practices.
  • Anian

    9Bach

    Released 29 April 2016

    ‘Anian’ is 9Bach's third album. Like 2014's ‘Tincian’ it begins in North Wales, but broadens out through Greek and Near Eastern influences into an emotional tour de force. Angry, sad, but most of all passionate at the state of the world, the album taps into a truly universal language.

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