Invocation of Gwyn ap Nudd
“Ad regem Eumenidium et reginam eius: Gwynn ap Nwdd qui es ultra in silvis pro amore concubine tue permitte nos venire domum.” It is with these words as they appear in a 14th century manuscript that the Welsh soothsayers ask the King of the Fairies for the right to enter his domain. This musical setting of this ancient charm is intended to reiterate this request and will perhaps allow the listener to have access to the same privilege.
Ambient project by French musician Merle Bardenoir, Glamourie updates its meaning of ‘enchantment’ through a sound exploration of magical themes such as witchcraft, fairylore or medieval legends.
The use of hammered dulcimer, alto flute or traditional percussion transformed live by effects units gives Glamourie an organic aspect drawing its sources from psychedelic folk, minimalism, experimental electronic and early music.