Covered In Gloria / Deek

This project needs to be listened to with the good humour that obviously instigated it. The choice of covers running from the classy (Blue Nile`s Heatwave, Detroit`s Glass Domain) to the very likely ironic (Beverley Craven, Julio Iglesias). Most of the versions are Electronic. Kim Wilde`s Flying To Columbia made over as Italo Disco. A would-be Cosmic Classic of synthesised thunderclaps and alien voices. Ultimate Warlords and Magic Flys. Oasis are reimagined as Speed Garage. Andreas Dorau`s Nordsee as Machine Motorik. There`s Sultan Shakes` super enthusiastic re-oud-do of Voodoo Ray. Attacking Gerald`s seminal House groove with more percussion. More chanting. The big exception is Eyedress` acoustic take on The Beastie Boys` Girls. Where the Def Jam becomes Kurt Vile doing Daniel Johnston. Stand-outs for me are Thool`s French-language, Paradis-like translation of Joe Jackson`s Steppin` Out, and ALASKALASKA`s sleaze through Edwyn Collins` Northern Soul homage, A Girl Like You. A cool blue sax replacing the original`s distinctive distorted guitar hook. Hands down, the most “Balearic” is Geller & Kaya`s horny Wham Dub. Monkey Drum mooching like Bananarama`s Cruel Summer meets St. Etienne`s A Mix Of Two Halves.

You can buy the digital directly here. Emotional Response have also selected 10 of the 15 tracks for two forthcoming 12” samplers.

Reference Links

Ultimate Warlord

Magic Fly

Kurt Vile

Daniel Johnston

Paradis

Bananarama

St. Etienne 

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