Welsh electro outfit Carw returns – new single ‘Gorwel’ out June 19th, with video and album
Gleaming electro minimalism from the DIY studio set-up of Welsh composer Carw, as he releases new single and promo video Gorwel via BLINC Records on Friday 19 June 2020.
Carw’s hiatus since 2018’s critically acclaimed debut, Skin Shed in 2018 has seen the emigration of songwriter and producer Owain Griffiths to Leipzig, Germany where the Carw project has been breaking new ground.
Mastered by Llion Roberston (Cotton Wolf), Gorwel – Welsh for ‘Horizon’ – is taken from the forthcoming album Maske, out in late summer. Owain’s recent change of environment marks a slight departure from his previous work on this 7-track instrumental album, with firmer beats and darker synth sounds, bringing moods of Depeche Mode and touches of the early 90s works of Orbital and Aphex Twin.
As well as repeated radio plays on BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru, Carw has attracted much attention for his live performances, joined onstage by an assemblage of machines and instruments.
Carw – Welsh for ‘deer’ – emerges from a world of music, art and literature with a determinedly focused and self-initiated project. His creative vision has been to cherry pick nature’s influence, having grown up in rural isolation, whilst suffusing deep breaths of clean air with the dust kicked-up in the vibrant cycle of city life.
Carw’s previous collaborations and live appearances have been as part of Cotton Wolf, Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks, Winter Villains and the electronic synth trio, Hlemma.
Based in North Wales and serving at the vanguard of new music of Welsh origin and contemporary Welsh language music, BLINC Records will release the upcoming Carw album in late summer, following previous releases by Welsh Music Prize nominees, HMS Morris husband and wife soundsmiths Rogue Jones, and OSHH.