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Codices Announce Debut Album “Vivid” Due 15th October via Beth Shalom Records & Share New Single “Machines Driving Machines”

August 6, 2021



Codices have announced that their debut album ‘Vivid’ will be released on 15th October 2021 through Beth Shalom Records, the follow up to the 2017 EP ‘Illuminations’.

The experimental quartet have also released the first single from the record, entitled ‘Machines Driving Machines’, which is out now. Drawing upon the euphoria of post rock and the technicality of math rock, the track showcases the band’s vision for the album: frenetic, polyrhythmic riffs, carefully assembled instrumentation and evocative, powerful moments of release.

There’s no waiting around for the colossal soundscape to build around you and consume you, Codices throw the audience into the centre of their adrenaline-filled mighty ensemble that is “Machines Driving Machines”. Instantly this impressive and monumental world swallows the listener as an array of soaring textures and challenging beats cascade across the plentiful ambience.

These dynamic and truly unpredictable transitions allow Codices to showcase this commendable scope to their complex passages. By allowing the striking energy to simmer and allow lighter loops and rhythms to dazzle, the new arrangement feels like an ambitious and adventurous journey with this proud tension pushing the creation into serious depths. Providing a release with the most intense highs and creative divisions once the hard-hitting power reduces to allow the contrast to escalate and manipulate the aura. The outfit establishes their complex and interweaving atmosphere which projects this fierce energy that enthrals all.

 The new single teases us of what will be a must-hear album. Codices return on full form with this inventive and immersive instrumentation.

Speaking of the record, guitarist Sam Festenstein comments: “This album is simply an amalgamation of our musical preferences. We wrote the entirety of it together, so all four of us had equal say. No record label pressure. No pretence. No predisposition. It’s the sum of four very opinionated music lovers, with varying but overlapping tastes, spending three years in a practice room arguing about what sounds best”.

The band have already made waves on the UK experimental rock scene, having played at festivals such as ArcTanGent, Portals and Upgefukt, and opened for the likes of Totorro, Hikes, The Fierce and The Dead and Alpha Male Tea Party.


October 22nd – Nottingham, The Chameleon*
October 23rd – Leeds, Wharf Chambers*
October 24th – Sheffield, West Street Live*
October 25th – Manchester, The Peer Hat*
October 26th – Bristol, Crofters Rights*
October 27th – Cardiff, Tiny Rebel*
October 28th – Liverpool, Outpost*
October 29th – London, Paper Dress Vintage*
October 30th – Brighton, The Pipeline*

* w/ Poly-Math

Vivid” Track Listing

1. Introduction

2. Machines Driving Machines

3. Don’tSendLoveSendMoney

4. Chatbot Dialogue

5. Illuminate

6. Deisre Path

7. Virtuality

8. Live Your Best Life…

9. …No One Else Will

Pre-order here http://store.bethshalomrecords.com/products/707117-codices-vivid-eco-vinyl



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