The Music Cartel
Back after a three year long recording hiatus, Codeseven go into their regular habit of transforming the idea of themselves and ending up with something truly remarkable. The emo of yesteryear prevails, but in addition come a cautious approach and a willingness to stop for breath. Lush and considered in sound and approach, The Rescue is also a more clinical album in a way, sounding as if it was conceived somewhere unknown and recorded through layers upon layers of wind and space.
Pop sensibilities combine with prog tendencies in a way that is more than a little reminiscent of Radiohead and, in particular, Elbow, but Codeseven is carving out a place of their own. If not a faultless album — midway through “Smell of Yellow and Black” they even go into a Lenny Kravitz kind of thing, which is mildly disturbing — this is still a brave move, and a successful one as well. Uncompromising and idiosyncratic, this is an impressive and beautiful album from a band that may even have their finest work ahead of them.
The Music Cartel: http://www.music-cartel.com