DATBLYGU – ‘Erbyn Hyn’

REL.DATE – MAY 26th ( DL) / JUNE 7th (CD)
Back in 2012 in the middle of celebrating three decades since Datblygu were formed Pat Morgan and David R.Edwards re-appeared in the middle of the music scene to drop a brand new four track vinyl only e.p.– ‘Darluniau Ogof o’r Unfed Ganrif ar Hugain’(ankst132) on an unsuspecting audience. With this earlier release fully sold out the next chapter in this legendary band’s musical re-emergence is already underway……
Even though the duo promised on the track ‘Lifestyle’ from the ‘Ogof E.P.’ that they would stay at home and relax as they waited for Wales to morph into paradise Pat and David have not spent the intervening months idle at all. Last year they were instrumental in re-releasing the band’s early catalogue of songs on the highly praised double disk compilation Datblygu:Y Tapiau cynnar/The Early Tapes (ankst135), as well as supporting more screenings of the ‘Prosiect Datblygu’ film by Owain Llyr.
We had no right to expect new material so soon from Datblygu so it is with great joy that Ankstmusik Records can announce that a new mini-lp of Datblygu material is about to appear on the label. David and Patricia decided in early 2014 to reconvene and travel down to the Cardiff studios of legendary contemporaries Llwybr Llaethog ( John Griffiths and Kevs Ford ) to set up a one day recording session that would bring into existence the songs that would constitute ‘ERBYN HYN’( ‘BY NOW’)
Once again Datblygu offer a collection of unique songs that startle and unsettle as much as ever. The voice is strong and the simple music is free, playful and spiky providing a natural fit for the words that bite deep in songs such as ‘Dim Achos’, ‘Cerdd(o’r)iaith’ and ‘Can Werin’. The thematic concerns of these new songs will be familiar to long term followers of the poetry of David R.Edwards as love, sex, agriculture, education, incarceration, freedom and sanity reappear in David’s most recent work. The fate of alternative, confrontational and challenging music from Wales is in safe hands once again ….. the story will continue………
There will be a CD launch event held at the Tangled Parrot Record Shop, Carmarthern with David R.Edwards and Pat Morgan in attendance on June the 7th and David will be appearing at the Dinefwr literature festival as one of Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens’ guests as he discusses and reads a selection of his Datblygu lyrics.
1.ACHOS. (affair) 2.DIM ACHOS (no affair). 3. CAN WERIN. (folksong) 4.PWYNT.(point) 5.CERDD(O’R)IAITH.(poem for the language) 6.BYDOLWG.(worldview) 7.PAWB.(everyone) 8.TEIMLAD2. (feeling2)
PATRICIA M. MORGAN :Llais /Offerynnau
DAVID R.EDWARDS : Llais /Offerynnau