mara

From the young Sydney producer and Lupa J band-member mara comes this brilliant cover of Grizzly Bear’s “Service Bell”. None of the original’s lo-fi grit is to be found here, instead mara has produced the cover with a shimmering spaciousness. The vocal melodies have been transposed into a higher range so that the many layers can softly float and echo in a style reminiscent of Grimes’ early work.

The instrumentation and arrangement are very faithful to the original, and yet the style of the track is completely new thanks to mara’s clean and detailed production skills. This is a respectful and beautifully executed homage, that is simultaneously loyal and refreshingly new.