Ramona Córdova - Naïve - HH04

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Released by Hidden Harmony Recordings, 2021

12" 180-gram vinyl record, black vinyl
Edition of 1000 numbered copies
Die-cut outer sleeve, color print inner sleeve + poly-liner sleeves.

When I first started working on Naïve I was completely consumed by all of the technical details involved in making a 'professional studio recording' on my own - one which could not be refuted or disregarded as subpar. My only other hope was to tell some sort of story with whichever songs i could piece together. The content and message of which were much less important to me.

The story that Naïve ended up telling comes from a cohesion of themes, ceaseless in my personal experiences living day to day in the world. Although the album dares to tread on tact while speaking poetically and lyrically about issues such as systemic oppression, racism, misogyny, policing and patriarchy - I think the album really just wants to reflect - to serve as a reflection - in order to foster healing and healthy growth towards maturing. I feel it commanding a kind of firm kindness as a reminder to love yourself enough to accept others, by way of accepting yourself.

Pressed onto this 180-gram vinyl are 10 songs I wrote while living in many different places around the world. Spontaneous recordings of inspired notions of song, written one rainy evening up high above the vineyards in Banyuls-sur-Mer became Men on the Mountain. A Scrap of paper holding jots about a sudden storm on a hot... more
released June 10, 2021

All songs written between 2014 - 2018 and performed, mixed, produced by Ramona Córdova

Recorded in Philadelphia, USA
(Recording period December 2018 - January 2019),
Additional recordings made in Vlorë, Albania
(Recording period September - October 2020)

Mastering engineer, lathe cutting — Matt Colton
(Metropolis Labs, London UK)

Cover Inner sleeve artwork — Eden Tinto Collins
Photography (Inner sleeve) — Ali Donohue
Cover design — Stassia Saromova, Ilja Tulit, Valentin Sitnyansky
Layout — Ilja Tulit
Liner notes — Ramona Córdova