Minotaur Shock remixes Welsh Kosmiche-head R. Seiliog


Everyones favourite bicycle-obsessed, bird-loving folktronica luminary David Edwards aka Minotaur Shock has served up a corking remix of Ostisho, a track from R Seiliogs brilliant forthcoming mini-album Doppler, due for release on Turnstile Music on September 30.

R Seiliog is the nom de plume of the Kosmiche impulse-fuelled project of the Cardiff musician/producer Robin Edwards (no relation). According to his website, Edwards was born in the basement of a watch shop and this early exposure to the syncopated rhythms of countless different timepieces was to have a lasting effect on the way he hears the world and composes music. His music shares the same repetitive and hypnotic qualities of the Kosmiche and Krautrock forefathers such as Cluster and Harmonia, but there are also deeply weird and psychedelic elements of fellow Welsh sonic groovers Gorkys, such as the near eight-minute epic freeform wig-out Neigwl Vacuums.

For his re-imagining of Ostisho, Mr Shock goes the extra mile as always, adding his own funky live drum breaks to the propulsive Neu!-aping original, along with some euphoric house chord patterns and a mid-section breakdown that sounds like a deep mid-90s drumnbass belter.

Live, the band evolves into a three-man cosmic gathering, with Huw Gwilym Evans subbing on deep sounds (bass) and Rhys Edwards’ motorik momentum (drums). You can witness the R. Seiliog live experience at Festival No 6 held at Portmeirion, Wales, on September 14.

Doppler is out on Turnstile Music on September 30. Pre-order exclusively from Spiller Records here

Joe Clay