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Cape Cod Cottage

by Brendan Eder Ensemble

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  • Gatefold 12" LP
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    4 Panel Gatefold LP, brown vinyl, classic liner notes depicting the story of Edward Blankman's Cape Cod Cottage.

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  • Limited Edition Compact Disc
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    Comes with a 4 panel insert depicting the story of Edward Blankman's Cape Cod Cottage.

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  • Limited Edition Cassette
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    Blue shell cassette edition of 100 via Worried Songs.

    *** UK/EU orders head to worriedsongs.bandcamp.com ***

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  • Limited Edition Japanese CD (live bonus tracks)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Japanese import of Cape Cod Cottage Compact Disc from ASTROLLAGE Records.

    - Includes unreleased live recordings*
    - Japanese and English liner notes

    * Live at The Goldfish, Los Angeles, CA.
    Recorded in October 2021

    Music written by Brendan Eder (BMI)**
    Recorded by Eddie Ponce
    Mixed by Brendan Eder

    Devin Daniels, alto sax
    Emma McCartney, flute
    Adam Ratner, guitar
    Max Naseck, keyboard
    Brendan Eder, drums

    ** “Sleepwalk” is written by Santo & Johnny, and “Fleurs” is written by Francis Poulenc.

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  • Gatefold 12" Blue Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    4 Panel Gatefold LP, blue vinyl, with liner notes depicting the story of Edward Blankman's Cape Cod Cottage.

    Japan - purchase here or at Disk Union stores.
    Germany - purchase at HHV stores or here.
    United Kingdom - purchase via Worried Songs Records or here

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cape Cod Cottage via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Test Pressing
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    - signed
    - includes original gatefold jacket
    - promo flyer

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Where Else 01:51
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New Dreams 01:18
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Up 01:44
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Three 02:33
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Theme 02:23
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Snowing 00:45
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Retirement 01:25
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Your Bliss 01:42
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Heat 01:23
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Natalie 02:35
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Miss Her 02:12
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Lullaby 00:37
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West Coast 02:13
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Memories 02:38
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Waltz 01:10
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Four 02:34

about

Welcome to the world of Edward Blankman, a retired dentist who wrote elegant, minimalist jazz in obscurity circa 1970.

At least that’s the story. In truth, Edward Blankman’s Cape Cod Cottage is the 2021 concept album from Echo Park composer Brendan Eder.
A tender, wistful follow up to 2020’s To Mix With Time, the Cape Cod Cottage sound evokes the spirit of Erik Satie, Miles Davis with Gil Evans, and Stevie Wonder, balanced with the accessibility of 1960s lounge-exotica.

Eder created Blankman’s story to channel his own grief, with bittersweet tenderness. Read the liner notes (or watch the mini-doc), and you’ll be transported to the quiet shores of Cape Cod, where a lonely retiree mourns his late wife, Natalie, with walks in nature and evenings at his Wurlitzer.

The story is brought to life with a meticulously crafted package sporting classic liner notes, faux 1970s photographs documenting Edward with the musicians (taken during the actual session), a make-believe jazz label, and a commissioned oil painting of Edward’s cottage.

Eder brought together a dream line up with a ton of chemistry for the project; drummer Christian Euman (Jacob Collier), saxophonist Josh Johnson (Jeff Parker, Leon Bridges), and bassist Alex Boneham (Billy Childs), who all studied together at the Hancock Institute of Jazz. Rounding out the group is flutist Sarah Robinson, a recurring player in Eder’s ensemble, and Edward Blankman (Brendan) on the Wurlitzer.

The cast was booked for a single date with coveted engineer Michael Harris (Kamasi Washington, Angel Olsen) at famed Electro-Vox Recording Studios. To create realism for Edward’s story, the charts were purposefully withheld from the musicians until they arrived at the studio. The result is an authentic and natural performance delivered by players at the top of their game, captured on lauded vintage equipment including the legendary Neve-8028 console.

Cape Cod Cottage will be released on September 10th including a gatefold vinyl.

credits

released September 10, 2021

Edward Blankman - Wurlitzer, Percussion
Josh Johnson - Alto Sax
Sarah Robinson - Alto Flute
Alex Boneham - Upright Bass
Christian Euman - Drums

Written and Produced by Brendan Eder
Recorded at Electro-Vox Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Michael Harris
Mixed by Brendan Eder
Mastered by Mark Chalecki
Photography by Steven Poster
Album Art by Cody Lee Berry
Album Design by DAY Creative

© 2021 Brendan Eder (BMI). All Right Reserved

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Brendan Eder Los Angeles, California

Therapy blends ambient, classical and jazz sounds with an ensemble of woodwinds, bass, and percussion.

Cape Cod Cottage is a jazz concept album about a retired dentist who wrote elegant minimalist jazz circa 1970.

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