We’ve all asked the question. ¬†What would happen if Jonsi and his mates in Sigur Ros made a record with Fela Kuti? ¬†Well, curious readers, you’d get something that sounded like Cloud Castle Lake.

A meek trumpet interlude begins Sync¬†as¬†a¬†fragile, heavenly¬†voice effortlessly¬†joins in, and¬†just like that…we’re well on our way to a satisfactory Sigur Ros track. ¬†Then, straight out of Nigeria, bongos and punchy muted guitars enter from stage left and we’ve got something entirely different. ¬†That androgynous falsetto never ceases, though, carrying the track from start to finish.

They’ve already been compared to a softer version of Atoms for Peace and, while a comparison of that magnitude normally garners unanimous eye rolls among the die-hard Yorkephiles, this band confidently holds their own and marches forward. ¬†I’m already looking forward to a full-length.

The Details

Written & Produced by Cloud Castle Lake
Recorded by Alan Kelly and Brendan Jenkinson
Mixed by Rob Kirwan
Mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road

Ross Turner - drum kit
Rory O'Connor - bass guitar
Daniel McAuley - vocals, backing vocals, percussion, programming
Brendan Jenkinson - guitars, piano, percussion, programming, backing vocals

Price $12

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