7 min. 38 sec.
01 in a perfect world/re-spin
02 man on wire/re-wire
handfolded artwork, download code included (plus four additional songs!)
This collection of three re-workings of originals and three covers is one of the most interesting local releases I’ve heard so far this year. 27 is one of the more chameleon-like bands around, showcasing a broad palette without ever spreading itself too thin. It’s mostly a relaxed vibe on this EP, but not without a dark current underneath. Maria Christopher sounds wonderful throughout, her voice able to simultaneously relax you and raise the hair on your arms. The band’s originals are excellent, but their interpretations of classic songs are truly eye-opening. “I Can See Clearly Now” is slowed down considerably, and its minimalist feel strips away some of the hope of the Johnny Nash and Jimmy Cliff versions. Tackling the Beatles’ “Let it Be” is a ballsy move, but the band’s version, which sounds it’s like been recorded in the world’s most beautiful and welcoming church, succeeds to the point where I prefer it to the original.(Kevin Finn)