Omaloma – “Aros O Gwmpas” (Waiting around).

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Today I thought I’d share with you a song from a Welsh psychedelic pop band that I really like. I like the spacey, dreamy feel of their music, and this piece shows it especiallyy well. The band is comprised of George Amor (who is a former member of another Welsh band with psychedelic inclinations called Sen Segur which I really like), Llyr Pari and Leusa Rhys. I’m not sure if I’m translating the title correctly, because the Welsh word aros can mean two things – wait and stay – and from what I understand from the lyrics both would make sense. Perhaps it just doesn’t matter because it’s supposed to mean a bit of both.

Song of the day (25th December) – Lisa Angharad – “Waiting”.

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It was Christmas yesterday, so I probably should have found something Christmassy for this day, especially that this Christmas season we only had one Christmas carol in Advent and another one on Christmas Eve and nothing more, but I sort of didn’t have very many Christmassy ideas in mind.

Lisa Angharad is an emerging Welsh artist, and this is her first single. I think it’s really cool and it’s gotten some popularity as I’ve heard it played a lot both on BBC Radio Cymru and Cymru FM. Enjoy. 🙂

Chwalfa – “Disgwyl Am Y Wawr” (Waiting For The Dawn).

Okay, let’s leave the harp for now and listen to some less ambitious pop rock. But it’s still Celtic. Well, Welsh anyway. I’ve heard this song for the first time in Cymru FM, which is an online radio station playing Welsh-language music. I just like something about this song, though can’t specify why. The lyrics, as far as I can understand them, are rather ordinary, about some kind of interpersonal relationship for sure so we can hazard a guess that it’s supposed to be romantic. The guy’s vocals aren’t awfully impressive – though not too bad either, just very normal. – But I just like it for some reason. Maybe it’s catchy, but is it really? I guess it doesn’t have the kind of harmony suitable for a typical earworm. I like the guitars in it, so that could be at least part of the reason. Sometimes it’s just how it is that we like something for no clear reason at all, and it seems like I am having such a situation here. This is also the only song by them that I know that I really like.The band’s name is Chwalfa, which in Welsh means something like a crash or an upheaval, as far as I’m aware.