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Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

Ben Thompson, Independent on Sunday, 1995

THE LEAP of faith required to enunciate the unappetising name of this mighty Pembrokeshire quintet – plain, pronounceable old Gorky's to their legion of devoted admirers, but in case of emergencies, Mynci rhymes with funky – is the first step into a world where just about anything is possible. A world where five Welsh people in their late teens and early early twenties can sing a song about olde-English folk-hippie legend Kevin Ayers and it will become a big hit with teenage girls in Japan. A world in which just when all the best tunes seem to have been written, along comes a band with the key to a secret compartment full of melodies no one has ever heard before.

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