Corbu is a Brooklyn-based band that’s a little out-of-this-world, in the best way. When you listen to Corbu‘s music, it takes you wherever you want to go. The songs are hypnotizing and lull you into a dreamlike state – which was frontman, Jonathan Graves’ main goal when he joined forces with Amanda Scott and Todd Hoellerman to create Corbu: the most interesting new band of 2016.
Corbu describes their music as mid-70s Pink Floyd influenced with modern electronic sounds that are paired with hip-hop beats. Graves samples from movies and breaks the sounds into tiny pieces to use the fragments notes. They also find influence from genres all across the board, pull from them and piece it all together. Because of this, their music is hard to label – bringing you spacey electronica sounds with guitars and atmospheric little crackles.
When Corbu was making Crayon Soul, a lot of the imagery they would look at was retro space photos. They sampled colors from Space Colony Art from the 1970s and created a color palette to use in their artwork and visuals. Which correlates with characters they’ve created for themselves on-stage. The white outfits they wear during performances were inspired by the 1976 film, Logan’s Run. LED square pieces are displayed on their chest and they use metallic paint to draw galactic-looking symbols on their faces.