The covers album holds a strange place in modern music. Once the norm, these days they tend to be considered a stop-gap or novelty, yet they can often prove illuminating, either asa revealing insight into the influences of an artist or a gentle introduction via familiar material. Introducing serves both of these purposes. Still best known for his associations with Phil Elvrum and Laura Viers, Blau is a prolific song-writer himself, seemingly defined by a high-wire, restless approach to creativity and lack of regard for genre boundaries.
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