Yucatan

Yucatan Press Shot - Large (cred. Dewi Glyn Jones)

Finally awake. A glimpse through gaps in the curtains reveals the all-conquering splendour
of nature, a totem for the poetry within and a beacon of insurmountable awe. As winter mist
rolls away from the summit, the residue of the morning lingers lightly on leaves and the
elegantly solemn sound of Yucatan begins to play. A soundtrack to the movie of each and
every day, each beat the step of fragile human feet beneath the magnificence of that which
cannot be created, nor destroyed.
Uwch Gopa’r Mynydd (Above the Mountain Summit) is the third release from Yucatan, first
released in the UK on Recordiau Coll in summer 2015, and follows their praised, debut
album, Yucatan (2007) and standalone EP Enlli (2010). The band, made up of itinerant
multi-instrumentalists, Dilwyn Llwyd, Alex Morrison, Gwyn Llewelyn and Osian
Howells, is led by Llwyd’s profound, quiet artistry on the edge of Wales’ Snowdonia
National Park. Produced in partnership between the band and fellow Welshman, the
Mercury Prize-nominated producer, David Wrench (Jungle/FKA Twigs) in North Wales,
the album’s sweeping instrumentation achieves cinematic, emotional weight with the most
delicate of touches.

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