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Read: Interpreting Bjork
     

Read: Interpreting Bjork

 
Read: is a combined label sampler/tribute album from the Portland-based imprint Hush. These interpretations are tasteful, almost reverent -- even when the arrangements are modified, there's consideration for that particular "Björkness," that sly detachment her work is usually steeped in. So Kaitlyn Ni Donovan hesitates over

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Read: is a combined label sampler/tribute album from the Portland-based imprint Hush. These interpretations are tasteful, almost reverent -- even when the arrangements are modified, there's consideration for that particular "Björkness," that sly detachment her work is usually steeped in. So Kaitlyn Ni Donovan hesitates over each line in "Hunter" like she's creeping up on her prey. Ben Gibbard's "Joga" is more conventionally indie, his whisper resting lightly on the plucked acoustic strings. The Decemberists get all indie with "Human Behavior," too, but there's a sardonic quality in the vocal that ably matches the rhythm track's spot-on slink. Hush's quirky Noise for Pretend is probably one of the only groups that can handle "It's Oh So Quiet" without getting all excited and hyper and blowing the whole thing. Noise proves this with a version that wraps understated instrumentation around Esperanza Spalding's vocal for a truly luminous reinterpretation. Other Read: highlights include Corrina Repp's stark "You've Been Flirting Again" and a shuffling turntablist take on "Possibly Maybe" from Roots of Orchis.

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Release Date:
02/03/2004
Label:
Hush Records
UPC:
0751937235521
catalogNumber:
43
Rank:
266077

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