ISO50 Covers Series 2010: Vol.1

Posted by Jakub

Cover art by S.Hansen

It was my birthday this weekend and I went out on a limb earlier in the week for a last minute HUGE favor from some close musician friends to do covers of some of my favorite songs or songs I thought the musician would do a cover of really well and surprisingly they agreed….20 of them! So here are the first 5:

Benoit Pioulard covers Hum: This is absolutely stunning, Benoit has a voice that i’d want to have if I could sing. I heard once that Benoit liked Hum so I asked him to cover a song by them and everyone should be more glad with this outcome.

Corbu covers Colder: This one was a touchy song since its probably one of my favorite songs of all time but I didn’t want an all electronic or post rock group to cover it so I asked Brooklyn’s experimental guitar duo to do it right and they did by taking it to a very unique and detailed level that i’m sure you’ll enjoy.

Alex Cornell covers Empire Of The Sun: You know him from his phenomenal work and posts on the blog and if you haven’t already seen him on youtube then here’s a very fine example of what he’s capable of creating musically.

A Setting Sun covers Tracy Chapman: A Setting Sun probably had the most challenging and off the radar cover to do but I thought a brighter doom metal approach might the only thing that would make this matchless pair up work and he killed it, especially check out how he gets to the end which is surprising after you hear the first few seconds.

Shigeto covers Boards Of Canada: This one is out there, as some of you may know Shigeto is a drummer that makes beats similar to Dabrye meets Caribou or something of that nature but loves to experiment so I thought why not see what he could do with a Boards Of Canada song since I know he’ll try to get crazy with it and not steer towards the guitar angle which I had to hear.


I hope you enjoy and collect them all. 5 more coming up next week.

33 Comments Leave A Comment


drew kora says:

January 25, 2010 at 4:15 am

Holy crap!!!! That cover of Little Dipper IS AMAZING. Thanks for arranging it. And thanks to Pioulard for doing such an amazing homage to what is, perhaps, one of my favorite songs of all time. Nice.



Wilamagamid says:

January 25, 2010 at 4:20 am

Thank you Jakub. Happy Belated Birthday. Thanks for sharing your present with the rest of us. Looking forward to the complete series.


AndresM says:

January 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

seriously. That Tracy Chapman cover is bonkers. I cringe at the thought of that song being covered, but that track blew me away.


Joaquim Marquès Nielsen says:

January 25, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Happy b-day Jacub :) This is simply amazing! I’m just starting to listen to Alex Cornell’s music. What a voice :o Skipped directly down to Empire which I’m litening to now, but I’ll jump to track 1 when it’s over hehe.


Op says:

January 25, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Luvin it, thanks for sharing your Bday pressies with us :)

Would it be ok to use one or two of these on some online surf/sailing vids I’m going to be working on? Full credits and linkys of course. Wanting to use some different sounds to the rock and flash affairs they usually are!


Jakub says:

January 25, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Op –

These aren’t official covers just wanted to share them so i’d be careful but i’m sure if there for personal use and promotion use only then you should be good.


Jesse says:

January 25, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Scott I now see that the sailboat album cover design had intentionally skewed angles. I thought it was just a mess up when i commented on that cover, sorry! Here the lines are skewed enough to be obvious and intentional, showing the obvious design choice. This cover is great, reminiscent of old blues album covers. Great work as always!


Tony Wong says:

January 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Happy Birthday Jakub, thanks for sharing your music with me this past year. I hope I can share with you one day as well.


Diss says:

April 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Hi Scott
Id like to know how u make that “line effects” we can see on the cover (i mean the effect applied to the circles). Is that made with an illustrator plugin ?

Please let me know
thanks a lot in advance