A special digital release of ‘Geese’, newly remixed by Welsh artist Gwenno. An aching re-imagining of lead single from this year’s Welsh Music prize shortlisted, and highly praised, Islet album ‘Eyelet’.
“Be my paradise, be my paradise,” intones Islet’s Emma Daman Thomas before she spirals skywards with a departing flock on this exquisite remix of ‘Geese’ from the band’s much praised album of March 2020 ‘Eyelet’.
Remixed by Welsh musician Gwenno, it’s a beautifully ethereal dream pop take on the song. A slow-motion re-imagining, an immersive and sublime moment on modern pop music.
“A defiant call to the Radnorshire hills for the warmest of embraces and a pleasure to know the song so intimately through working on this remix. Islet are one of Wales’ finest bands.” Gwenno
Short-listed for this year’s Welsh Music prize and winners of the Neutron Prize, Islet are remote Welsh outsiders, a Powys trio whose free-spirited invention and exuberant intensity flows through experimental pop: hypnotic, exhilarating and defiantly unique.
“Wandering, woozy, glitch-bedded mood pieces fusing trance-era textures and melodies as fragmented as those of Pram.” Mojo
“They invigorate the sense of life on the margins with this whirlwind of psychedelic pop.” The Guardian
“One of the best albums to come out of the UK in many years.” Louder Than War
“Full of reflective, explorative psych wonderment.” ★★★★ The Line Of Best Fit
“Easily Islet’s strongest and most accessible album.” ★★★★ AllMusic
“Refreshingly genuine.” Popmatters
★★★★ Blow Up
★★★★ OX Fanzine
★★★★ Sun Burns Out