Portugal’s Beautify Junkyards give a taster of their full-length due later this year via another limited edition Fruits de Mer release. And a beautiful corker it is…Beautify Junkyards take on Nick Drake’s From The Morning and Os Mutantes’ Fuga No. 2. A daunting endeavor that they tackle admirably. From The Morning, recorded in a field, adds some whiffs of electronics to Drake’s song creating a breezy rendition that does both Drake and Beautify Junkyards justice. It’s a delicate, luminous piece of ethereal fresh air that is, in my opinion, done one better by Fuga No. 2. A thoroughly gorgeous take, blending electronics and some tropicalia until it absolutely soars from a buzzing morning to a fluttering curtain of stars. Fitting tributes both that do nothing to sully either originator’s reputations and, if anything, polish Beautify Junkyards’ to a shimmering sheen. Available only from Fruits de Mer August 15th in a run of 800.
Fuga No. 2 :: Beautify Junkyards :: From The Morning/Fuga No. 2 7″ (2012, Fruits de Mer Records)
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