It's good to see that 2008 has brought a new burst of Datblygu-related releases. That includes one new single, though, according to Wikipedia, it's only 90 seconds long and "intended as a full stop on their legacy rather than a brand new start". Their official website is still breathing, even if the band isn't, and probably has lots of interesting material, if you read Welsh. "It's in Welsh because it is, and so are we."
But perhaps the best news is that this album — which I got eight years ago as part of Medwyn's super-generous Ankst-package and which never had a CD release — has been re-released with all five Peel Sessions, instead of just the first three that appear on my record.
These are the recordings that first caught my attention and sent me in search of more — a challenging task in those days when I had no idea how to spell the band's name (Peelie never spelt it out on air when I was listening, and there was no World Wide Web to post the playlist on). Though I have to say they only get really good about half way through the second session: that is, where Side 2 of this record begins. Thankfully Last.fm has the updated album available to play on-demand, so I was able to enjoy Sessions 4 and 5 as well. The Fourth captures the band at their most confident, and most biting. Rauschgiftsuchtige was a favourite. But is that really a Welsh word?
Details, in Welsh, from the official site
Wikipedia entry for this album
Rate Your Music entry for this album
Listen to this album in full at Last.fm