“No Ordinary Man”
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“Purveyors of breezy electronic pop with lightly tropical rhythms and deathlessly pretty vocals. File next to Purity Ring” – Guardian
“Evocative… as immediate and cool to the touch as Ellie Goulding” – Pitchfork
“Transfixing…positioning themselves along ghostly pop acts like Hundred Waters and Sylvan Esso… Salt Cathedral manages to feel vital and fresh rather than purely trendy” –Consequence of Sound
“No Ordinary Man” is the new single from New York-based Colombian producers Nicolas Losada and Juliana Ronderos as Salt Cathedral. Coming in advance of their full-length debut, and following on the heels of “Holy Soul,” lead track off 2014’s Oom Velt EP, No Ordinary Man is a hip-hop and soul influenced ballad that speaks about love, the need for reassurance, the fear of letting go and the desire to be extraordinary, as Juliana sings:
“Hold on to me / And tell me what you feel / And tell me if this is real / And I promise you I’ll be no ordinary man” – and she admits to giving in – “I’m falling gracefully down this path that I don’t know”.
Recorded in Williamsburg’s Bunker Studio, Salt Cathedral’s plaintive new single signals the continued development of th electronic tenor and danceable eclecticism that has defined their sonic trajectory. Through their collaborations with producer/musician John Davis (Jojo Mayer’s NERVE) they achieve a recording where every detail of the sparse arrangement pulses with heartrending clarity.
Understated and achingly beautiful, “No Ordinary Man” is the duo’s most mature and affecting song to date, as well as a bold & surefooted précis for 2016, their forthcoming full length, and the remarkable evolution of their new meaningful sounds.
Salt Cathedral is the electronic project of New York based Colombian musicians Juliana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada. Their music combines elements of trip-hop and ambient genres with folkloric influences from many cultures. The band’s most recent record, Oom Velt, was released in 2014. “Oom Velt,” makes reference to the individuality of experience – the discrete “worlds” as they are experienced by different organisms. Guardian UK, in their coverage of the EP’s lead single “Holy Soul,” describes Salt Cathedral as “purveyors of breezy electronic pop with lightly tropical rhythms and deathlessly pretty vocals’’.
Salt Cathedral performs extensively, and has supported acts like Hundred Waters, Young and Sick, Tei Shi, Until The Ribbon Breaks, Sonnymoon and Cibo Matto in concert and on tour in US. Other countries they have performed in include Japan, Switzerland, France, Canada and Colombia. Onstage, the band combines live instrumentals, electronics, and choreographed lighting to create an immersive environment of “crackling energy” (Pitchfork).