The Joy Formidable have opened up pre-ordering for the second split single in their Aruthrol series. Aruthrol B features the band's latest Welsh single, 'Tynnu Sylw', and 'Red Light' by White Noise Sound. Also included is a digital download of the band's stunning score to Greg Jardin's poignant short film, 'Floating'.
Cover art by Gustavius Payne
Like last time, the vinyl release is limited. £5 + £3 shipping in the UK, £6 shipping rest of the world.
On a personal note, even though I don't understand Welsh, I find 'Tynnu Sylw' quite stunning. Musically, it sounds nothing like anything they've done before, and I like it. This new sound has a completely organic feel to it, it doesn't feel over processed, not that it ever does, but this just sounds like a band getting back to the basics. They even tossed in a guitar solo, one that last about 3 minutes. Those things went out with Eddie Van Halen's hip, yet it fits here, and it is refreshing.