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Pererin - Yng Ngolau Dydd  CD (album) cover




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3.98 | 7 ratings

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4 stars Clearly there must be other nostalgic fools like me around, in sufficient number to foment the release of the final two Pererin albums in the space of months, this being the legendary ultimate recording. Yes it does exist, and the three years elapsed since "Tirion Dir" have changed little for Pererin. They remain more subdued than in the overtly progressive "Haul Ar.." and "Teithgan". Keyboard flourishes are virtually non existent. The mandolin brushes subtle accents upon their delicately ancient sound as before.

Yet this is a more progressive album than its predecessor, thanks chiefly to thickly resonating bass lines especially in "Dacw Nghariad i Lawryn y Berllan" and " Y Ddraenen Wen", and some mysterious strings and flutes here and there, including "Henffych i ti". The vocals are also more reflective. The generally somber tone is punctuated by some of Pererin's most typically Celtic sounding efforts, such as a capable rendition of "All Around my Hat", as well as "Mae gen i farch glas" and "Hogia Llandegai", the latter sounding like the early predecessor of countrymen Bob Delyn a'r Ebillion, and also including the only English words ever uttered, an encouraging "c'mon boys".

The general somnolence that permeated nearly half of Tirion Dir is hardly found here, and although Pererin's swan song cannot compare to their initial efforts, it is an excellent manner in which to bow out, with class but also with risks taken and surmounted.

kenethlevine | 4/5 |


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