They say that technically a man with one foot in ice water and the other foot in boiling water is – on balance – comfortable. Of course in practice it really doesn’t work that way. But with the music of Codda the listener is brought into a world of two polar opposites working in harmonious juxtaposition to create an emotional impact that reflects the extremes of life and offers a panorama of musical expression. Bringing distant ends of the musical spectrum together under its banner Codda offers an enlightening fusion of acoustic and screamo sounds bringing together thoughtful gentleness and visceral emotional punch in a forward-thinking and progressive style.
The philosophy behind Codda’s unusual stylistic approach is to bring the listener through intense catharsis offer cleansing by fire and then to help the listener find his center and balance. The heavy side of Codda’s music offers a blistering emotional intensity while the acoustic side brings the balance to the band’s art. Codda is appealing to both sides of the human – peaceful and violent angry and content dark and light. “The hard music feels like the release of our desperation and the soft music brings us back to ourselves” according to Codda’s Victor Fiori.
Rules and Tendencies
Codda is a group of musicians who are compelled to tread new paths rather than follow the established roads. And Codda’s music is a reflection of its members’ lives. Each person in the band is an independent-minded human being an iconoclast and the music of Codda is the expression of this. “Music is the way we found to express ourselves” says Fiori. “We don’t like to follow rules or tendencies so our lifestyle and music are based on this philosophy.” Of course Codda’s music is still an exploration of the classic human elements – otherwise how could the listener relate? It’s simply the approach that differs. Codda’s artistry is distinct. “Our music is about the usual things such as love and hate but in a different way – not so directly.”
“Codda’s musical direction is brave. The two facets of the band’s sound seem distinctly unrelated but Codda finds their common ground and uses the differences to enhance the experience.” – AR Select