The Cortina Protocol

The Cortina Protocol

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Format: LP

Cat No: SSR00094

Release Date:  08 December 2023

Label:  Subsound (Code 7)

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0766429143734

Genres:  Soundtracks  Stoner Rock  

  • Description

    Briefcases exchanged against a grey brutalist skyline, a nameless man wiretaps a phone call while tape spools silently whirl, a stolen dossier slides across a pub table - 'The Cortina Protocol' is the sound of these images.

    Recorded in three days to tape at The Cowshed Studios in North London in early 2021 the album wiretaps the colder veins of 60s and 70s crime soundtracks, weaving tense cinematic atmospheres, hypnotic kraut-isms, and swirling psychedelic funk. Initially influenced by the widescreen aesthetics of Roy Budd, Heliocentrics, John Cameron, Tortoise, DJ Krush, Can, and 23 Skidoo, the album was spontaneously composed, taking many unexpected paths yet creating a cohesive aesthetic throughout.

    Matthew Rozeik - guitar, zither, bass, synthesisers, percussion

    James Johnston - drums

    Dan Knight - rhodes

    Barnaby Hodges - saxophone

    AJ Cookson - mixing, lyra

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Prayer
      • 2. Deep Terror
      • 3. Toad Venom
      • 4. Pleasure Interface
      • 5. The Empty Car

      Side 2

      • 1. Silent Dispatch
      • 2. Paranoiac
      • 3. Secret Funeral
      • 4. The Last Outpost