Ora Cogan – Shadowland - 2016 Vancouver Indie Folk LP
Ora Cogan – Shadowland
Beacon Sound – BNSD015, Hidden City Records – HCR001
US / Canada
11 Nov 2016
Folk, World, & Country
A1 Ground And Grave
A2 End Of Nowhere
A3 Ruler Of My Heart
A5 From The Stars
B3 Too Long
B5 Into The Blue
B6 Hurts To Be Alone
Ora Cogan – Vocals and Guitar
Trish Klein – Electric guitar (2, 3, 5, 6, 11) Banjo (9)
Tyson Nylor – Synth (1,3, 7, 10) Wulitzer (9)
Chris Gestrin – Synth (2, 4, 5)
Ryan Bekolay – Bass (1, 3, 6, 8)
Just Duvries – Drums (1, 3, 6, 8)
Zack Treble – Drums (2, 4, 5, 9)
Caton Diab – Bass (2, 4, 5)
John Kastelic – Violin (1)
Cole McBride – Bass (9)
Hughson Welsh – Bass (11)
Ora Cogan’s acoustic guitar and vocals (except vocals 6, 8,) recorded by Trish Klein
lead gtr tracks 3, 6, 11 and violin track 1 recorded by Trish Klein
Drums, bass, electric guitar, synth and wurlitzer tracks 2, 4, 5, 9 recorded by Joshua Stevenson at Otic Sound Studios
Drums, bass, Ora’s electric guitar tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, and vocals tracks 6, 8 recorded by Elisa Pangseang at Monarch Studios
Synth tracks 1, 3, 7, 10 recorded by Jesse Creed at CanMARC studio.
Bass track 11 recorded by Felix Fung at Little Red Sounds
Mixed by Sean Holowaychuk at profile Sound Studios.
Mastered by Greg Mindorff at Suite Sound Labs.
*End of Nowhere by Slim Whitman, Ruler of My Heart by Allen Toussaint, Disinformation by Buffy Saint Marie, Hurts to Be Alone by Bob Marley
Produced by Ora Cogan and Trish Klein in Vancouver, BC
First edition of 500 copies. Design by Bijan Berahimi.
( Beacon of Sound) "
the sixth album by west coast songwriter Ora Cogan.Shadowland is a collection of haunting songs centered around Ora's voice and guitar that somehow manage to be both melancholic and radiant. The ensemble of some of Vancouver's finest musicians who support her on this album bring power, grace, and subtlety to the music without ever imposing. Faraway yet close, warm yet cool, world-weary yet innocent, this is a collection of beguiling songs that will get under your skin and spin around in your head long after the stereo has been turned off.
Ora is on tour across the US in April/May 2017. She has recently been included in a playlist curated by Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star) for Brooklyn Vegan and has also had a song premiered by Gorilla Vs. Bear.
"Cogan's songs are beguiling enough to support a bare bones guitar and vocal approach, but here she has surrounded herself with a small group of sympathetic musicians. The full ensemble performances are inspired... Cogan's drawl evokes the tone of Karen Dalton and the technique of John Martyn." -- The Wire Magazine"