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What if Garbage covered Linda Ronstadt? What if Boy-era U2 covered Bruce Robison? Or My Bloody Valentine covering Gabby Pahinui?
That’s the approach of 「新曲モラトリアム英語版」 (Shinkyoku Moratorium Eigoban, or New Song Moratorium English Edition.) Imagine how a song would sound filtered through another style.
What would happene if Alice in Chains had performed “Miss You Much” instead of Janet Jackson. How would Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” sound if its creative DNA got spliced with Arvo Pärt’s Fratres? What happens when Explosions in the Sky covers Roberta Flack?
The only straight forward cover on this album is Robin Holcomb’s “So Straight and Slow.”
Covers are tricky business, a balancing act between honoring a song’s artistic intent and a performer’s need to localize it in his or her perspective. I choose to commandeer others.
released December 4, 2020
Produced and engineered by Greg Bueno
Recorded in the Closet, 2009-2012, Austin, TX and the Closet West 2013, 2020, Seattle, WA