by Cortel

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We are glad to present a debut album by Nizhny Novgorod-based band Cortel. The founders of the band, Sergei Kashkovsky and Dmitry Tochilin, started their musical carriers with indie rock but eventually decided to move to more electronic sound. Sergei is band’s vocalist and song-writer while Dmitry is responsible for the whole musical stuff.

Not without irony guys admit that primarily they intended to write trap music. But when writing the first track they understood it’s too boring for them. After several experiments they found out that the most original and suitable way to beautify their music is to use samples and echoes of a long forgotten cultural epoch — jazz of the early and middle 20th century.

Even for the two band members it’s not completely clear what genre of music they play now: “Dmitry thinks we play IDM while I think it’s RnB”, says Sergei the vocalist. “Still there is one big thing that unites us: despite the dominance of electronica in our music, we try to create something 'alive'. Music you can enter into a dialogue with. Music that provokes new emotions and thoughts inside you".

Layout and Design by Alexander Goluziy & Daria Piskareva


released July 21, 2016

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Track Name: No Way Back
Don't touch my life
I use your words
To crush our love
You'll never know
When should
To leave your home
No need to blame
I stay the same
And no way back

we don't see each other
miles of troubles
swallowed our air
we can't feel freedom

there is no light anymore

clouds in your eyes
cover my lips with shadows
and I feel them
I feel fear
clouds in your eyes
cover my lips with shadows

Don't touch my life
I use your words
To crush our love
You'll never know
When should
To leave your home
No need to blame
I stay the same
And no way back
Track Name: Run
I'm running for you
Through the sandy path,
Where shadow under the palms
And the ocean breathe.

Turn around to the warm wind
Look around to the island I've made
I had come into your dreams
And I'd found us by the whispers of calm
Track Name: She
Shy of her steps
Smoky city. Low ride.
I'll rob you for time

She rests aside
I lose control
Track Name: You and I
Hold her hands and i feel too I’ll do anything for her life
I'm on my way up to stars I with you
Still make you naked
You're burned with shame
Sit in the back, on the leather seat
I' show you this city
Where lights illuminate dreams
You and I
Track Name: Stay
want to stay but i shoul leave
let me go
Track Name: Roads
I was in hundreds of cities with you
We were on all shores together
But life turns into memory
Then into ends and rain

Hundreds of roads remember our steps
But no one remember who we are
The flock of birds that are always with you
Vanished and wind only gives me warmth again
Track Name: One Word
one word
only one word
let me touch you
let me make you calm
i know that you scared
touch you
i know that you scared
only one word
Track Name: Past
Love drives me crazy
this moments borned by flash
I save our days
there is no sense to run

let's go away
past in flames
we look at the moon
seeing light inside it

Night calls us
to understand yourself