Bathe your thrills and soak your sorrows in the music of Codabass. This is an electronic music project based out of Vancouver BC and made up of Richard Rog and DJJinx. However, don’t be fooled with the term electronic; none of the members of Codabass are DJs. The band consists of musicians who aim towards creating completely original music through every track. Codabass is currently on an independent label and seeking a new one to back up their very dark and mysterious sound. Some of the band’s influences include groups like Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack, and The Chemical Brothers.
With trippy instrumentals and ominous vocals, Codabass strives to create an experience for every listener. Whether you imagine yourself in an action movie or lost in the matrix, Codabass finds a way to create a new atmosphere no matter where you are at any given moment. “Codabass I” is the title of their debut album which includes seven mind-bending tracks. “Cheshire Catz,” the track that opens the release, includes heavy-hitting bass and creates a dark and dangerous atmosphere for the listener to carry with him or her throughout the rest of the album. This song features spoken-word vocals that are diluted with intriguing digital masks.
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One of the most provocative songs on the album is titled “Ours” which expresses and investigates the feelings of human nature. “Are you ready for this?”, bursts out of the mouth of a male voice before we hear the aroused moans of a woman. “I’ll do whatever you want me to,” she says. Rhythmically mesmerizing, this song is one of the shining stars on the release, simply because it boldly goes where only few musicians dare to go. Before you press play on this track, make sure you’re in solitude with your ear-buds are plugged in. Then turn the volume right up!
The other tracks on the album, including titles like “Breathe the Sun,” “One Borg,” and “The Music Box” prove to be a continual set of hypnotic rhythms that will embed themselves and follow you long after you’re done listening. The sound of Codabass is shuddering, thrilling, yet sophisticated and very sensual. After losing yourself in the Codabass incubator of sound, make sure to regain your consciousness by taking a hot shower and reevaluating every aspect of your life while doing so. You will thank me later.
Open up your ears to this interesting and talented electronic music project. Codabass emphasizes the fact that musicians are creators, rather than people who simply like to press play on any hit song. If you feel the urge to sink into a song, Codabass creates the right kind of music for you. Dive in and lose yourself. It’ as close to an eargasm as you are likely to get!