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Welsh Rare Beat Volume One AlbumPurchased

When you first discover an EP that fits this description on the enigmatic Sain label it takes a while before you successfully identify its original country of origin - is it Turkish? Is it Hungarian? No it's Welsh!!! With the sleeve being strictly devoid of any English language, you can't quite figure out if its a private-press or the results of a community music project. This is record collector nirvana, until you find another Sain record and this is where the addictive gene takes hold... A Sain EP has all the unique and exotic trappings of a French pop EP so the fact that it was comparatively manufactured in a skimming stone's distance of your local record shop is almost unbelievable. The added fact that the label itself has a political history not dissimilar to your favourite Brazilian or Turkish records is another surprise. On further inspection you realise that Sain could arguably be the longest running, self-styled, British contemporary, independent record label to exist in our lifetime AND the fact that its non-conformist ideals predate punk by almost 10 years could surely confirm that Sain records is in fact... the coolest record label to exist ever!!!??? Maybe we should listen to the music first. Sain's A&R policy epitomises what an indie label SHOULD act like... without boundaries. You like prog-rock with blueprint trip-hop beats? So did Sain. You like ethereal girl groups with mystical acid folk overtones? So did Sain. You like psychedelic rock operas based on druidism and witchcraft? So did Sain. How about a radical Welsh answer to 'The Grumbleweeds' with a fat-ass 4/4 hip-hop breakbeat that's been sampled by either Cut Chemist or DJ Cashmoney? Er... so did Sain. Do you like Farmers and male voice choirs? Me neither. But Sain did. Andy Votel and Dom Thomas discovered Welsh music by mistake... (so did Cherrystones, Lee Brady and Doug Shipton). Gruff Rhys (from Super Furry Animals) has never been able to escape from it. Over the past 12 months we have attempted to listen to every Welsh rare record ever made looking for the 'perfect beat' on your behalf... so that's why we have called the first of our new Welsh music compilations (to coin a John McCready Phrase) "WELSH - RARE - BEAT". Mae Rhywun Wed Dwyn Fy Nhrwyn!
1. Nia Ben Aur Chi Sydd Ar Fai 00:00:47 1.00 USD
Main artist Chi Sydd Ar Fai
Composer Ac Eraill | Harpwood Cleif
Producers Ac Eraill | Harpwood Cleif
2. Y Gwylwyr Brãn 00:03:00 1.00 USD
Main artist Brãn
Composer John Gwyn | Nest Howells
Producers John Gwyn | Nest Howells
3. Mathonwy Huw Jones 00:03:55 1.00 USD
Main artist Huw Jones
Composer Dewi Morris | Huw Jones
Producers Huw Jones | Dewi Morris
4. Di Enw Sidan 00:02:28 1.00 USD
Main artist Sidan
Composer Jones Caryl Parry
Producers Sidan | Jones Caryl Parry
5. Hwiangerdd Eleri Llwyd 00:01:41 1.00 USD
Main artist Eleri Llwyd
Composer Griffiths Peter Hughes
Producers Griffiths Peter Hughes
6. Dawns Y Pair Endaf Emlyn 00:01:06 1.00 USD
Main artist Endaf Emlyn
Composer Endaf Emlyn | Hywel Gwynfryn
Producers Endaf Emlyn | Hywel Gwynfryn
7. Cwmwl Gwym Y Dyniadon Ynfyd Hirfelyn Tesog 00:02:36 1.00 USD
Main artist Y Dyniadon Ynfyd Hirfelyn Tesog
Composer Eric Dafis
Producers Eric Dafis
8. Cynnwrt Yn ein Gwlad Yr Atgyfodiad 00:04:17 1.00 USD
Main artist Yr Atgyfodiad
Composer Arfon Wyn
Producers Arfon Wyn
9. Hedfan Gillian Elisa 00:02:14 1.00 USD
Main artist Gillian Elisa
Composer Endaf Emlyn | Hywel Gwynfryn
Producers Endaf Emlyn | Hywel Gwynfryn
10. Marw a Wnaeth Dy Dad Morus Elfryn 00:02:43 1.00 USD
Main artist Morus Elfryn
Composer Morus Elfryn
Producers Morus Elfryn
11. Y Brawd Houdini Meic Stevens 00:03:20 1.00 USD
Main artist Meic Stevens
Composer Geraint Jarman | Meic Stevens
Producers Meic Stevens | Geraint Jarman
12. Nos Ddu Heather Jones 00:03:41 1.00 USD
Main artist Heather Jones
Composer Geraint Jarman | Heather Hones
Producers Geraint Jarman | Heather Hones
13. Y Cynllwyn Hefin Elis 00:01:43 1.00 USD
Main artist Hefin Elis
Composer Hefin Elis
Producers Hefin Elis
14. Godro'r Fuwch Y Tebot Piws 00:03:31 1.00 USD
Main artist Y Tebot Piws
Composer Dewi Morris
Producers Dewi Morris
15. O Gymru Eleri Llwyd 00:04:39 1.00 USD
Main artist Eleri Llwyd
Composer Leslie Harries | Rhys Jones
Producers Leslie Harries | Rhys Jones
16. Y Penderfyniad Edward H. Dafis 00:03:18 1.00 USD
Main artist Edward H. Dafis
Composer Cleif Harpwood | Dewi Morris | Hefin Elis
Producers Dewi Morris | Hefin Elis | Cleif Harpwood
17. Dyddiau Dwys Brãn 00:05:29 1.00 USD
Main artist Brãn
Composer Nest Howells
Producers Nest Howells
18. Blodeuwedd Y Diliau 00:02:47 1.00 USD
Main artist Y Diliau
Composer G.J. Simpson
Producers G.J. Simpson
19. Dwr Huw Jones 00:05:03 1.00 USD
Main artist Huw Jones
Composer Huw Jones
Producers Huw Jones
20. Calan Gaef Edward H. Dafis 00:03:54 1.00 USD
Main artist Edward H. Dafis
Composer Dewi Morris
Producers Dewi Morris
21. Breuddwyd Brãn 00:03:37 1.00 USD
Main artist Brãn
Composer Nest Howells
Producers Nest Howells
22. Y Crwydryn a Mi Meic Stevens 00:02:54 1.00 USD
Main artist Meic Stevens
Composer Meic Stevens
Producers Meic Stevens
23. Mae Rhywyn Wedi Dwyn'fy Nhrwyn Y Tebot Piws 00:04:33 1.00 USD
Main artist Y Tebot Piws
Composer Dewi Morris
Producers Dewi Morris
24. Penhryn Gwyn Heather Jones 00:03:00 1.00 USD
Main artist Heather Jones
Composer Heather Jones
Producers Heather Jones
25. Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Tich Gwilym 00:01:59 1.00 USD
Main artist Tich Gwilym
Composer James James
Producers James James