Cantations - GOOD [EP]

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“The music is like Tom Waits songs covered by a jazzy indie folk trio of vampires in some underground club.” – Rebel Noise

Cantations hails from Bayonne NJ and the surrounding area and features members of Sh*thead’s Rainbow. GOOD is the third release from Cantations, after Diagnosis and M’listful * Abaleful. It evolves from previous experimental instrumentation by harnessing a more traditional band dynamic. The vocals are performed primarily by Nicholas Maratta (guitar) with strong backup presence from Jeff McKeon (upright bass; percussion). Daniel Nagano-Gerace (saxophone) is ever present and sings in his own way.

Within GOOD are four songs which are insights, true or false, found from times isolated. Written across ten years, they were performed and recorded in this format at the end of 2021. Additional electric guitar (Nicholas Jorgensen) and vocals (Amanda DaSilva) appear at key moments.

GOOD was recorded by Nicholas Sudol, in a brief window of time in a living room and bedroom, and then mixed by Sudol over the course of the winter. Mastered by Nicholas Bolton at Holy Tapes Mastering.


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