Extraordinary Renditions is a new covers compilation from UK label DEEK Recordings out on May 27th. The opening track of the album is a lacquered reinterpretation of Cleaners From Venus’ excellent under-the-radar gem “Gamma Ray Blue” from their 1985 cassette only (at the time) LP, Songs For A Fallow Land by London songstress Laura Groves. Groves can’t help but smooth out the rough edges of the original with her angelic voice.
In addition to this cover, the eclectic collection includes reworks of songs from D’Angelo, Captain Beefheart, Sade, Daniel Johnston and more from the likes of Bullion, Geller (aka Georgia), Nautic, Raisa Khan of Micachu & The Shapes to name a few. Listen below and also check out a recently revealed video from David Dean Burkhart for Grove’s track “Friday” off her great EP, Committed Language, from last year.