More great music from earlier this year. This is a repeat but well worth the return visit.
I may need some help on this one. Ramona Cordova is a band? or a person from the Philadelphia area, whose debut record came out on ECA Records on August 9th. The record is called The Boy Who Floated Freely and is a concept record about a boy named Giver who washes up on an island and is taken in by a band of gypsies and falls in love with the girl who is put in charge of taking care of him. There’s slightly more detailed information at Ramano Cordova’s website.
Ramona Cordova describes it’s music as being “influenced by Snow White, Pinnochio and and Oliver Twist”. But it’s more like opera for a new generation, a generation brought up on Antony and The Johnsons and Captain Beefheart. Instrumentation includes organ, closely miked drums and various odd and sundry percussion.
When the song “Into The Gypsy Bar” begins you hear a door opening and the Gypsy band playing and you are literally transported into the song. I’m sure something as interesting and groundbreaking has been done before but I’m hardpressed to think of it. The band is playing in Philadelphia with Seu George (from the Life Aquatic) on Sept 13 at At Beyond Nightclub. Buy tickets here through R5 Productions.
Ok here’s the punchline, the kicker, the grand finale. This 11 track disc is available now (as of August 9) for $7 post paid from ECA Records here.
Ok if that’s not enough here are a couple of songs by Brazilian artist and movie star Seu Jorge.
PS You guys bought up all the copies of Ramona Cordova’s new record, ECA Records is now sold out although you can still get copies from the tour. And you can still get it in it’s digital form through iTunes on August 23rd