Thursday, June 9, 2011


Imagine Kate Bush suspended in the cosmos, simultaneously shrouded in waning sunlight and waxing moonlight. Brooklyn’s Chrome Canyon, or Morgan Z (née Whirledge, formerly of Apes & Androids) unravels this precious, balled-up ballad, installs whirring rocket power engines, and watches it take flight. Not so much a cover as it is an intricately woven re-imagining, Chrome Canyon brings vocalist Phoebe Oglesbee into the mix on the verses but keeps Bush's legendary soprano beautifully intact on the chorus and backing vox (we think? they work so well together it's almost hard to tell where one ends and the other begins), all the while drawing out the glorious drum line of the original and throwing a sheer spaceman jumper on top for good measure. Released in commemoration of the release of Bush's new album, Chrome Canyon’s “Suspended in Gaffa” is the sound of 21st century heartbreak, and it's kind of perfect.

MP3: "Suspended In Gaffa" (ft. Phoebe Oglesbee) - Chrome Canyon


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Amazing song. I just listen to it over and over.