Release Date: Oct 15, 2021
FFO: Alice In Chains, Portishead, Tool
The time has come for Culture Of Digital Elegance (C.O.D.E) to complete a journey that began to unfold before our eyes almost 2 years ago. This is none other than their new LP entitled, "No Excuses", which was released on October 15, 2021.
"No Excuses", includes 10 tracks, the last 4 of which (Words-City Polluted-Stain-No Excuses) gradually reached our ears through Single Releases and Lyric Videos, giving us an idea of the style and mood of the upcoming album. Alternative Rock, but definitely not just that. All the musical influences of the creators, all their sonic quests and experiments, lead to a new release with entirely natural drums and bass, which differentiates them from their electronic past, but without completely eliminating it. The album includes collaborations with great musicians, such as Raphael Weinroth -Browne (Leprous, The Visit, Kamancello, Musk Ox), who plays the cello on the track Begin.
Culture Of Digital Elegance, almost impose on themselves the phrase "No Excuses" as a principle of life, in order to overcome any numbness and any inactivity caused by these incomprehensible times that we all live in. The lyrics, follow the same path. Social issues, personal experiences, the fragile relationship between the artists and their art and so on. The angel on the cover, exhausted and idled, just before it decides to spread its wings with “No Excuses" and finally fly.
Culture Of Digital Elegance was created in 2008 and is comprised of Vicky Fysika (vocals, lyrics), Yiannis Katsaros (guitars, vocals, lyrics), Miltos Schimatariotis (Synthesizers) & Elias Goulas (drums). The cello in the track Begin, was played by Raphael Weinroth -Browne, while bass was played by: Chris Kollias (Sinner Art, Begin, Perfect Toy, Change, Stay Away, Prisoner), Byron Tsourapis (Words, City Polluted) & Kyriakos Iglesis (Stain, No Excuses). The photo on the Cover is a creation of Tassos Vrettos. Compositions and album production by C.O.D.E, lyrics by Yiannis Katsaros and Vicky Fysika (Sinner Art, City Polluted), recording at Northside Music Productions Studio & Sierra Studios, mixed by Yiannis Katsaros and mastered by Miltos Schimatariotis at Northside Music Productions Studio.
"No Excuses" album was released on October 15th on all digital platforms and in physical copy in a few weeks.
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With several influences from pop and alternative rock, C.O.D.E has a unique sonic personality. A very energetic and powerful sound that hides a vintage vein. A modern rock that winks at past musical eras such as the 80s and 90s. The singer’s voice has a very particular cool timbre that makes the sound of this band immediately recognizable. The chord progression is never banal and, in some parts, for some melodic intuitions, it reminded me of Alice in Chains. - Edgar Allan Poets
1. Sinner Art
3. Perfect Toy
5. Stay Away
8. City Polluted
10. No Excuses
Band's Short Bio
Culture Of Digital Elegance (C.O.D.E) from Athens Greece, was formed in 2008 and their sound includes a blending of electronic attitude & rock style, with alternative and progressive elements.
They released their debut album in 2008 with the title “Culture Of Digital Elegance”. In 2009, several tracks were remixed by Geedel and that had as a result the birth of their EP with the title “4 on the floor”. In 2013 they released the “Machine EP” and in 2015 they expanded their sound by adding a new member on the drums, with the single “Imperfect Love”.
Over a period of several months (starting around the end of 2019), they released 4 songs which are included in their new LP album with the title “No Excuses” that was released on Oct 15th, 2021.
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