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"The next record I'm going to play you is one of those things which is on that kind of nuclear vinyl that's not actually vinyl at all, but it's some kind of byproduct from some space programme or other, which I really like, it's kind of light and there's something very tactile and rather satisfying about it. In fact, I'm going to take this one to bed with me later on tonight." Peel thinks he may have scratched the record and this is borne out by it sticking as soon as he puts it on: "I know perfectly well it wasn't supposed to happen like that. Let me just examine that record, perhaps my enthusiasm for it has done it some harm...It is lovely though, even if it doesn't play. I just yearn for it with every fibre of my being." Stylus' less than successful debut on Kat's Karavan. [1]

Stylus is the pseudonym of reclusive Welsh musician Dafydd Morgan, who started using the name in April 1997. He has released five albums under this name on Ochre Records: three of them are themed around the Pembrokeshire countryside. The music is described on YouTube as experimental electronica.

The first Stylus full-length album was 1999's The Last Seaweed Collecting Hut at Freshwater West. Morgan had found the very last seaweed collecting hut, on a bluff called Little Furzenip in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. It was still being used by local families to dry out seaweed they later used to make into bread; all of the others had been destroyed by time, tide, and strong Atlantic winds. Morgan reportedly sat at a table inside the hut with battery-operated Roland and Casiotone keyboards and made spontaneous recordings inspired by the windswept location. The release also features guest narration from Christine Vidoudez.

Links to Peel

Stylus' music featured heavily in Peel's playlists from 1998 onwards: he noted, "We've never met him, but we feel spiritually very close to him." [2] A particular favourite in winter months was the single Pluen Eira (Welsh for snowflake), which sampled Dylan Thomas reading from his poem A Child's Christmas In Wales. JP included Pedwar (Welsh for the number 4) in the July 2002 (Peel's Record Box) list.

Festive Fifty Entries

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    Stylus -- Pluen Eira 7"

    Stylus -- Pluen Eira 7"

Sessions

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Other Shows Played

1998
1999
  • 21 September 1999: Edge of Rotation (LP – The Last Seaweed Collecting Hut At Freshwater West) Ochre
  • 30 September 1999: The Last Seaweed Collecting Hut At Freshwater West (LP – The Last Seaweed Collecting Hut At Freshwater West) Ochre
  • 30 September 1999 (Radio Eins): The Last Seaweed Collecting Hut At Freshwater West (LP – The Last Seaweed Collecting Hut At Freshwater West) Ochre
  • September 1999 (FSK): Exe-Sty (CD - The Last Seaweed Collecting Hut At Freshwater West) Ochre
  • 12 October 1999: 'Deceleration (CD-The Last Seaweed Collecting Hut At Freshwater West)' (Ochre)
  • October 1999 (FSK): Deceleration (CD - The Last Seaweed Collecting Hut At Freshwater West) Ochre
2000
2001
2002
2003

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