Coda Chroma

by Coda Chroma

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Jennifer Jupiter
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Jennifer Jupiter Brilliant brilliant brilliant. Ten stars. Every song every note totally captivating, amazing.
Fans of Inara George and Fever Ray, take note.
This album easily qualifies as “Killer”!!!
Gavin Hellyer
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Gavin Hellyer Another fine Australian album release tinged with lots of psychedelia and alternating lyrical realities. Plenty of fabulous tunes as well.
Alice J
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Alice J Sounds like someone put black lipstick on Hawaiian beach music. Ace. Favorite track: Ants.
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1.
Camera 04:09
CAMERA I look through the lens Something about it that’s always made sense to me Perfectly framed I remember the first colours and shades You were wearing my friend I keep a still of that day in my mind And it all bleeds into gold now And we put it all on show now And my camera can only hope To capture a fragment of The deep and the dark things Pull at you hearts strings My future depends On good looking light And a discerning eye No I don’t mean to stare I’m just admiring the shape that you’re taking on I can see your old man In the way you raise your eyebrow And my camera can only hope To capture a fragment of The deep and the dark things Pull at you hearts strings I’m keeping a record Of you at your best in In a beautiful dress When this day is gone I hope that these photos Will help you recall
2.
Don’t be gone when I get home I wanna find you where I left you yeah Early this morning When I got dressed in the dark you lay dreaming And as I walked away I felt a great Stirring in my heart I don’t care if people think its Happening too soon I don’t want to spend my life with Anyone but you I could be wrong but there’s something in the way I hear you talk about us to all your friends Makes me think you feel the same I don’t wanna get too heavy And frighten you away But this time baby this time I don’t just wanna play I don’t care if people think its Happening too soon I don’t want to spend my life with Anyone but you No one but you No one but you No one but you Yeah I don’t care if people think its Happening too soon I don’t want to spend my life with Anyone but you
3.
Fishing Line 03:39
Better to have tried Aint a shadow of a lie Though its over Better to know the pain Than never feel anything But its best to walk away In the cool light of the day When you discover It wasn’t really true He only liked the idea of you And it doesn’t leave you much Room to move I bide my time And hold on tightly to my fishing line I’ll know when its right To start reeling in with all my might Easier to dream Of what could or might have been Than remember The trouble it took You shuddered and shook For so long after Simpler to say I got lost along the way Than confessing I knew it was wrong But I did it anyway I can see that I made a mistake I bide my time And hold on tightly to my fishing line I’ll know when its right To start reeling in with all my might My little boat is swaying As I go rolling over the waves I’ll stay til late While the familiar harbour awaits 
One, two, three, four, five Once I caught a fish alive Six, seven, eight, nine, ten Then I let him go again Why did you let him go? Because he bit my finger so Which finger did he bite? This little finger on the right
4.
Holiday 03:59
It begins like any other day I sift through the fog ’til I’m awake That dream I had is gonna be hard to shake It sits on my shoulder like a big ol’ bird of prey And I think its a sign that I need holiday I have over-stayed For the sake of my mind I need a holiday gotta save my pay I had a chance to win if i’d have played it straight But long suffering seems to be my forte And I’ve made up my mind I need a holiday, I have over-stayed Everything would be fine If I had a holiday, gotta go today Because I feel like I’m dying And I think its a sign that I need holiday, I have over-stayed And I’ve made up my mind I wan a holiday better save my pay Because I feel like its time I got to get away - I’m going crazy For the sake of my mind
5.
Does the noise in my head bother you? No
6.
Ants 04:27
They see in ultraviolet They have no private life to speak of They move in almost silence There’s no room for personal ambition I like to watch them walking Along the concrete in my garden Communicating in their secret language They make so much more sense in comparison to humans They know the pain of torture From the sun and magnifying glasses They’re braver than they ought to be sometimes They make so much more sense in comparison to humans They live underground in a perfect way They live underground
7.
Enough Time 02:58
Fast as lightning, quick as a wink I barely even had a chance to think Just like that the tender day has disappeared Quick as silver, swift as the wind Feels like its over even before it begins Ready set go and we start all over again I never have enough time Never have enough Wasting an hour is a crime When you’re trying to keep up You excite my sense of purpose So good at what you do it all seems worth it You make me wanna stay home and work all night Burning both ends of the candle Why’s it gotta be such an uphill battle Its never easy to keep the balance right I never have enough time Never have enough Wasting an hour is a crime When you’re trying to keep up I never have, I never have enough time I never have, I never have enough time I never have, I never have enough time I never have, I never have enough time I never have enough time Never have enough Wasting an hour is a crime When you’re trying to keep up
8.
Why did I go and say so much I find it hard to gauge When enough’s enough Like a bull in a china shop I’m stumbling around in the dark Why did I go and say so much And now you’re gonna go all quiet And hold your cards to your chest Just a little bit tighter And my thoughts they’ll go round and around And you won’t dare to make a sound Now you’re gonna go all quiet But I never meant to make you hurt If I could I would eat my words And I never meant to make you sad If I could I would take it all back I guess its just the way I was raised When you didn’t understand you had to find a way We always had to drag things out Shed a little light on doubt I guess its just the way I was raised Oh but I know it isn’t how you grew You had to keep it to yourself If you knew what was good for you But you don’t need to do that now You could try to let it out somehow But I know it isn’t how you grew And I never meant to go so far Now you’re driving off in your car And I’m looking at your red tail lights Wondering if you’re gonna come back tonight
9.
Car Tapes 03:52
Out here on the highway Where its only us If I had it my way We’d take the longest road I like to sit beside her So I can hear I f I have the right words And delivery yeah I learned what I know Listening to car tapes Harmonising to Stranger’s heart breaks Further we go Through the Great Divide Where the natives grow And animals hide The sound of the motor Rising and falling Turn the tape over And hear the voices calling I learned what I know Listening to car tapes Harmonising to Stranger’s heart breaks Calling from far away Back in the day
10.
Indian summer Indian summer Hailed from the dog star You’re the brightest on show You’re temporary Making no promises You don’t belong here But I don’t want you to go Veh-ra-nino-de-san-martino You go against the ebb and the flow My body was aching Cold to the bone I’d nearly forgotten just how low it could go Then out of nowhere Straight from a daydream Your chance revival Is a welcome forgery Veh-ra-nino-de-san-martino You go against the ebb and the flow Veh-ra-nino-de-san-martino You come on fast, why don’t you go slow? Veh-ra-nino-de-san-martino You go against the ebb and the flow Veh-ra-nino-de-san-martino You come on fast, why don’t you go slow? Life is a one man game You don’t get another one I believe its a one track train We’re all riding on

about

Coda Chroma’s self-titled alt-pop/psych-folk debut album is the conjoined brainchild of songwriter Kate Lucas and producer Damien Charles. The musical terrain laid out here is wonderfully vast, from the darkly empathic opening track “Camera” to the muscular chromatic pop of “Fishing Line,” the smouldering soul confession that is “No One But You” all the way to the woozy, hypnotic finale “Indian Summer,” we are led through a kaleidoscopic world that shimmers with flecks of gold and grit.

Four years in the making, the tracks that made it on to the album were scooped from the deluge of music that Kate generated in her mid twenties. Sometimes candid, sometimes abstract, the songs are pictures of real and alternate realities, vexed love, resilience, and nostalgia for the unknown.
The single “Fishing Line” sees Kate engage in a self-reflective pep talk in the aftermath of a string of tough encounters with love. Of the track she says “Sometimes you have to be your own mother and set yourself straight. Remember your worth and what it is you actually want and deserve.” Accompanied by a music video created by Blank Tape “Fishing Line” is the feature track off the album, officially out Friday 7th of April on vinyl through Buttercup Records (pre-order via Bandcamp) and on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.


Featuring performances by a host of Melbourne’s leading musicians, Coda Chroma’s self titled album was recorded in Damien’s boutique studio “Ghost Oak,” with rare analogue synths and post-production-sparkly-bits recorded at “The Barn,” Wally de Backer’s home studio in country Victoria. The drums were recorded in the floating orchestral room at Oaklands Production studio in Melbourne’s outer suburbs, while some cameo parts were recorded outdoors, foley style.

After a release lead up that included the single “Car Tapes” being added to the Double J playlist, a slot in the Music Victoria Crawl #1 tour, supports with Husky, Ainslie Wills, and Jordie Lane, Coda Chroma are set to celebrate the release of their debut album with a live show at The Northcote Social Club on 23rd of April 2017 with special guest Hannah Cameron (pre-sale tickets available now). Launch shows in regional Victoria still to be announced, details will be made available at www.codachroma.com. Catch them live before they head off to the UK and Europe in May!

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released April 7, 2017

All songs written by Kate Lucas/produced and engineered by Damien Charles

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Coda Chroma Melbourne, Australia

Coda Chroma’s songs are drawn from personal dreamscapes and real life encounters, delivering poetic honesty, with a nostalgia for the unknown. She works very closely with Kiwi producer Damien Charles on this cinematic Folk-pop project, creating otherworldly arrangements and expansive musical landscapes. ... more

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