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Top mp3s of the Week (9/20)

on September 21, 2012, 12:01am
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Beck – “Michelangelo Antonioni”

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Beck’s a busy man, releasing sheet music albums, collaborating with Flying Lotus, and producing songs for multiple artists. But he always has time for tropicalia — a genre he’s championed over the years. Most recently, he contributed a cover of “Michelangelo Antonioni” to A Tribute to Caetano Veloso (out in the UK on October 22nd from Universal). Faithfully replicating Veloso’s meditative composition, Beck’s husky voice turns airy amidst dense reverb. The song remains sparse, only simple guitar strums and distant percussive crashes freeing it from its insulated chill. -Jon Hadusek

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