Saturday, October 6, 2012

We Love YouTube...and Avec Sans

Avec Sans
This week's YouTube artist selection has much more to do with musical creativity than with any arresting visual component. While the video itself lends little to the overall composition, the departure from the original Bon Iver track is so striking, I find myself coming back to it again and again.

Hailing from London, UK, Avec Sans is a fledgling duo just getting their feet wet in the music industry. Comparisons to some of Sarah McLachlan's vocal remix tracks are inevitable, but I found the electro influence on the cover tune to be a welcome one*. Additionally, this particular cover has that rarest of qualities in derivative work—the ability to stand on its own.

Enjoy this up-tempo version of Bon Iver's "Perth" below:



—A.Hunt, SPCS Records

*It is worth noting that nearly 30,000 other listeners shared this same opinion (as of the writing of this post), as demonstrated by their frequent play on SoundCloud.

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