Last we heard from E+E, he was reinterpreting John Mayer’s mawkish “When You’re Dreaming with a Broken Heart” with an anonymous female vocalist to stunning effect. This time around, E+E, a.k.a. Elijah Paul Crampton, takes on Drake’s “Take Care,” highlighting Rihanna’s vocal contribution through a soulful rendition from the same singer (and, luckily, with Drake’s part nowhere to be found). Piano remains the primary harmonic fomenter, but it’s much more impressionistic and meandering here, transforming a tepid, cheesy club track about a couple’s post-breakup dedication into a dramatic yet delicate song washed over with crushing thuds and warm ambient noise. E+E’s notorious juxtapositions are still here, but it’s appropriately subtle this time around. Check out “Sword” here:

• E+E: https://soundcloud.com/eande

Chocolate Grinder

CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.