Today’s song is rally weird and crazy. I’m starting to love this fabulous Welsh band from Carmarthenshire. I mean, I’ve known them for years, they’re a legend, ever since I’ve started to listen to Welsh language music I’ve heard about “Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci” everywhere. But it’s only recently I’m starting to love them and discover them. I wonder why not earlier. Since childhood I’ve always had some weird liking to bands with strange names, strange/abstractive/incongruous sounding titles or totally weird lyrics. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci definitely is a rather unique name, isn’t it? 😀
I suppose most of you may not know them although I said they’re a legend, but they’re a legend mostly in Wales, or so I perceive it. If so, it’s a pity. So I’ll introduce them shortly. The line-up of this band was very mixed as it usually is with long time existing bands, people switched a lot, but the leader and the main vocalist was always Euros Childs. Their music is classified as psychedelic, but also alternative, folk, britpop… they blend lots of genres together and their music was changing with time. Apparently they have difficulties coming up with the band’s name so finally they decided they will choose most strange thing that will come to their brains as the name. This thing was Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci. As I read, Gorky comes from “gawky” and from the slang word “gork”. Mynci is a Welsh spelling of English monkey, not the Welsh word for monkey, but writing the English word with Welsh spelling rules and it’s pronounced just like “monkey”.
This song comes from the album “Barafundle” which generally is very calm, without a few tracks I’d say sedated. But this one is a glaring exception! It’s a weird piece, absolutely weird. Heavy, raw, seems to not fit completely the rest of the album, but it is what attracted me to it for the first time. There’s something quirkily brilliant about it.