Mar 242011

Montreal’s Ensemble fits somewhere between the orchestral world and the indie world, carving out beautifully lush songs from guitars, strings, and subtly beautiful vocals. DM Stith fits somewhere between the indie world and the bizarro world, carving out wonderfully intricate and crazy songs from all sorts of wacky instruments.

Based off of those two descriptions, you may guess what this cover is going to sound like. DM Stith takes Ensemble’s gorgeous “Things I Forget” and dips it into a cauldron if weirdness, resulting in a wonderful music experience that is at times chaotic, beautiful, understated, and grandiose. Saxes fly through arpeggios and scales; background vocals create otherworldly soundscapes; a simple drum beat holds it all together. Check it out below. Continue reading »