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An Irish based alternative music blog. Music news, gigs, live reviews, album reviews... You'll find them here. If you want anything featured or removed, please shout. I hope you'll discover something new to love on this little experiment of mine. Currently editing the Music Section of the UCC Express and contributing to Motley magazine on campus, as well as writing for PopCultureMonster and 4FortyFour. Always looking for new projects so please get in touch if interested. Thanks for reading.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Cloud Castle Lake: "Lost in the World" [Kanye West Cover]

Currently doing the rounds is an absolutely fantastic compilation of Irish bands covering their favourite songs from 2010. Among the tracks available are not one, but two great covers of Squarehead's Fake Blood by Hipster Youth and the phenomenal Patrick Kelleher, covers of Caribou (by We Are Losers), Rihanna (by Ginola), the National (by Spies) and more.

One of the most interesting tracks tackled is Kanye West's incredible Lost in the World. Taken from last year's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the original features a sample of Bon Iver's Woods.

Here we see one of the hottest bands on the Irish scene at the moment, Cloud Castle Lake, take on the track with interesting results! The faux autotune start is great, as are the altered lyrics (Gil Scott Heron's "Who will survive in America?!" is swapped for "Who will survive in the Republic?"), though their is a bit of a wince moment just before the rapping begins.

All in all though, a pretty solid cover, unique in any respect!

Quompilation will be launched on January 27th in the Lower Deck, Portobello and will be available thereafter for €5 via Bandcamp.

Luckily for us, however, Nialler9 has a stream running on his site, embedded below. Check out his post at http://www.nialler9.com/2011/01/irish/listen-quompilation-1-irish-artists-covering-favourite-songs-2010/

Quompilation #1 by Quarter Inch Collective

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