Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Welsh Wednesday #48

#48: My Dreams by H. Hawkline

Huw Evans (aka H. Hawkline) was known to Welsh audiences as a TV presenter before making music of his own. He since became a staple of the Cardiff music scene, both solo and as a member of other people's bands (Sweet Baboo and Cate Le Bon).

His brand of experimental psych-folk has that inimitable Welsh feel to it. To date he's put out three albums - the largely instrumental debut 'A Cup Of Salt', 'The Strange Uses of Ox Gall', from which today's track is taken, and his newest offering 'In The Pink Of Condition' which came out in February. Now living in the States with his partner (the aforementioned Cate Le Bon), he remains very much a fixture of his home city's scene, recently playing a residency at Clwb Ifor Bach in support of his new record.

My Dreams is a curious little number which sounds like it was recorded in a cave in the hills of the Brecon Beacons on a dark, dank morning into a malfunctioning dictaphone. But don't let that put you off - it's all part of the charm. True, it's not everyone's cup of Earl Grey; you either get this kind of thing or you don't. I like it though, and that's all that matters.

1 comment:

  1. I was introduced to H.Hawkline by James Dean Bradfield of all people, when he sat in for one of Stuart Maconie's shows a couple of years ago. Really excellent stuff.