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Cover vs. Original: Jens Lekman/Nagisa Ni ...

Cover vs. Original: Jens Lekman/Nagisa Ni Te - Me On The Beach

Seriously, just how awesome is Jens Lekman. He made the second best album of 2007. He gives away tons of mp3s from his self-releases on his site.

He has a cool, witty blog, which he calls 'Smalltalk' instead. And he covers obscure songs I never heard of. 'Me On The Beach' was on his 2005 US tour EP, and though it's a fairly simple recording, just him and a piano, Jens really made it his own.

And he sang in Japanese! Despite not understanding a word, the melodies are just way too beautiful to resist, it even has this almost meditative quality to it. Wouldn't sound of place in a Studio Ghibli movie. The next step is inevitable: me seeking ....

3:50 a.m. Tuesday 17th June 2008 EST
Zeon's Music Blog 61 posts in collection
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