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Jakokoyak

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Jakokoyak is a Welsh lo-fi experimental electronic music project, with leanings towards psychedelic folk.

Welsh experimental Folktronica act Jakokoyak is the brainchild of Rhys Edwards. A native of Mold in Flintshire, Wales. Edwards began recording as a sophomore at University. Working and recording alone, he began perfecting and exploring old keyboards and effects pedals. On the brink of desolation, this solitude is reflected strongly in distinctive Jakokoyak sound. As with any compleity, the music requires attentive and active attention. It was these recordings that subsequently gave him the passport to a postgraduate Music course at Bangor. Without an academic background in Music, he spent a year building on his knowledge of recording, and it was during this year that Jakokoyak started to get noticed in the Welsh media. In 2003, he won a Pop Factory award for Best New Talent and the new album was awarded Best Album at BBC Radio Cymru’s music awards. Jakokoyak has released the critically acclaimed album ‘Am Cyfan Dy Pethau Prydferth’ (the title was taken from a badly translated poster on the walls of the Cardiff Union) in 2003 and re-released in Japan in 2004. Since then, he has supported the Super Furry Animals in Japan, and performed at the Maida Vale studios with Mogwai. The EP ‘Flatyre’ was released in 2006 and the song ‘Eira’ was voted record of the week on London’s Xfm radio station.

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