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ANIAN our new album is released April 29th, pre- order NOW!

Anian our new album is released April 29th on Real World Records, on CD, LP, Download, and it’s available NOW to pre-order from the links below:

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Pre – order on iTunes and you’ll get an instant download of the track “Anian”

Anian is our third album, and we’re very excited about it, it’s still in the 9Bach vein, but we’ve added a few interesting things. It is a a soulful, brooding record whose songs take a critical look at the world in which we live.

As Lisa Jên explains, the album comes from a desperate, anarchic place. “It marks where I’m at, whether it’s my age, being a mother, or simply being much more exposed to social media where I’m faced with pictures and videos, images and words which I find difficult to cope with right now.”

The eleven songs move from the rolling rhythms of Llyn Du to the piano settings of Ifan and Deryn, the layered voices of Brain and Si Hwi Hwi to the full band Near Eastern climax of Cyfaddefa. At the centre is always Lisa Jên’s voice, and the instinctive way in which we work together. “The songs always start with the vocal melody,” says Martin. “Then it’s my job to build the instrumentation and arrangements around that, and to compliment it as much as possible.”

ANIAN is a Welsh word meaning nature, the natural order, natural morality, the natural world, creation. What you are made of, your soul and bones, and how you connect with other people.  The double CD package includes companion piece Yn dy lais / In your voice, where writers, actors, poets and singers – Peter Gabriel, Maxine Peake and Rhys Ifans among them – give their own interpretations of the songs as a way to convey the meaning to a non-Welsh speaking audience.


March, 2, 2016.