Specter

by Cordoba

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    releases October 30, 2020

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    Comes in a heavy-duty cardboard digipak with artwork by Eric Novak.

    Includes digital pre-order of Specter. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases October 30, 2020
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1.
Outcry
2.
Factory (feat AADISA)
3.
Mutual Aid
4.
Diluvian
5.
Waters Rise
6.
No Answers
7.
Ghosts I
8.
Ghosts II 05:11
9.
Crimson
10.
No Horizon 04:48
11.
Out of the Loop

about

A genre-bending sextet from Chicago, Cordoba’s music combines elements of neo-soul, jazz fusion, and hip hop. They have been compared to Hiatus Kaiyote, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Frank Zappa. With roots in Chicago’s DIY scene, the group has become known for its smooth-shifting temporalities and vivid harmonic landscapes. Cordoba was invited to play this year’s SXSW prior to its cancellation due to the pandemic dystopia. They have been profiled in the Chicago Tribune, and their 2018 release, Break the Locks Off Everything New, was one of the Chicago Reader’s best Chicago albums of the 2010s.

The band’s first full-length LP, Specter, was motivated by a deep-seated feeling that the fabric of society is quickly unravelling, and their songs react to issues like gentrification, police brutality, and escalating social unrest. They also reflect on feelings of isolation and anxiety that have only been amplified in this time of pandemic. The album is characterized by the band’s typical off-kilter grooves, nuanced arrangements, and vocal versatility, this time incorporating performances from KAIA String Quartet and a cast of local jazz musicians. Specter will be released on October 30th.

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releases October 30, 2020

Cordoba is…
Brianna Tong - Vocals
Eric Novak - Vocals, Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Bass Clarinet
Cam Cunningham - Guitar
Zach Bain-Selbo - Keys
Khalyle Hagood - Bass
Zach Upton-Davis - Drums

Also featuring...
A.ADISA - Vocals on Track 2
Eli Namay - Bass on Track 2
Matt Riggen - Trumpet on Tracks 2, 3, 9, 11
David Fletcher - Trombone on Tracks 2, 3, 9, 11
Kaia String Quartet - Strings on Tracks 2, 5, 7, 9, 11

Tracks 3, 11 written by Cam Cunningham
Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 written by Cam Cunningham and Brianna Tong
Track 2 written by Cam Cunningham, Brianna Tong, and Asha Adisa
Tracks 4, 9 written by Cam Cunningham and Eric Novak

Live tracked at Jamdek by Doug Malone
Overdubs recorded at Limbic Audio by Zach Bain-Selbo
Mixed by Zach Bain-Selbo
Mastered by Greg Obis

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