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Bask in the Gloom and Glory of These AMENRA Covers

When it comes to infusing sound with emotion, AMENRA is a master of it. So these three covers they did in 2021 of Portishead’s “Roads,” This Mortal Coil’s “Song to the Siren,” and Nick Drake’s “Day is Done” are a profound listening experience. It feels like they took the original feeling of each track, stripped it bare, and amplified the pure emotion of it. They’re the best kind of covers — a tribute to the spirit of each gorgeous song, reinventing the sonic experience without distorting it, and from a place of artistic respect and integrity. CHVE’s voice somehow perfectly captures three distinct vocal expressions while remaining his alone; it’s kind of mind-blowing. I can’t pick a favorite of the three, but I can say I’d love and cherish a full LP of Amenra covers — I need more!

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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