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The Covers Record

MATADOR Nov 29th 2019
Vinyl
229 NOK
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Cat Power is the nom de plume of Chan Marshall. Her last record, "Moon Pix," was released in September 1998 and was hailed 'round the world as a paragon of modern songwriting. On "The Covers Record," Chan applies her remarkable interpretive skills to a wide variety of influences, accompanying herself on only piano or guitar. Almost gruesome in its melancholy (think "Pink Moon," "Drama Of Exile," "Music For A New Society..."), she de/reconstructs these songs often to the point of unrecognizability. The result is one of the most striking records we've heard in years, a masterpiece of mood, and another wonderful display of her extraordinary personality. Check out Chan's covers of tracks by the Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, Smog, and more.