Code Quad 5 | End Of The Common

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End Of The Common

by Code Quad 5

Code Quad 5 delivers a fusion of electronica, breakbeats, and acoustic instruments set to a full orchestra, sounding like Moby mixed with a dash of Aphex Twin and a sprinkle of Tchaikovsky. This music is the "soundtrack to the future".
Genre: Electronic: Soundscapes
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Smooth
5:14 $0.99
2. Asthmatic
3:41 $0.99
3. Highway Blues
3:54 $0.99
4. My Asylum
6:56 $0.99
5. Fearless
5:56 $0.99
6. Odyssey
5:54 $0.99
7. Rainy Days
6:26 $0.99
8. Faded Memories
3:46 $0.99
9. Redeemed
4:51 $0.99
10. The Bitter End
5:08 $0.99
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Album Notes
I sincerely hope that this music moves you in some way. Thanks for listening!

Track 1) SMOOTH: Strings, piano, drums, acoustic guitar, bass, eerie noises. A dark, brooding intro begins this song and sets the tone for entire CD. A variety of effects were applied to create the echo, backwards, and stuttering piano and keyboard sections.

Track 2) ASTHMATIC: Breath sounds, synthesizer, drums, strings, bass. And before you even ask, no, that is not Darth Vader making a special guest appearance in the beginning of this song. Upon first listen, someone actually thought they were listening to the Star Wars: Episode 3 soundtrack. What a compliment!

Track 3) HIGHWAY BLUES: Piano, handclaps, synthesizer, drums, strings, choir. A generous helping of fat, warbling synth sounds litter this song. Listen carefully for the solitary C note played on the piano to end this song.

Track 4) MY ASYLUM: Strings, various blips and beeps, bass, drums, synthesizer, percussion. The percussion transforms this hauntingly noble song almost into a dance number. A real head-banger!

Track 5) FEARLESS: Ambient noises, acoustic guitar, bongo, percussion, cello, drums, piano, and a noise that sounds surprisingly like whales communicating (trust me, no animals were harmed during the recording of this CD). The combination of acoustic guitar, cello, and bongo really give this song an organic feel. The up-tempo drum section with piano and guitar completely propel this tune into the stratosphere.

Track 6) ODYSSEY: Strings, xylophone, drums, percussion, electric guitar, synthesizer. Ever wondered what an electric guitar would sound like paired with a xylophone, break beat drums and a full orchestra? Me too. Look no further.

Track 7) RAINY DAYS: Synthesizer, dripping sounds, drums, full orchestra, electric guitar. Absolutely crushing drums. I even decided to bring in the timpani on this one. Every song should have a timpani roll in it! The ending is my attempt at playing bluesy, wavering lead lines on the electric guitar.

Track 8) FADED MEMORIES: Synthesizer, triangle (you read correctly, I'm not afraid to bring the heat with the triangle), drums, strings, bass. Listen for the Aphex Twin-ish bass lines during the latter part of the song.

Track 9) REDEEMED: Weird punching sounds, vibraphone, xylophone, piano, drums, choir, bass. The first sounds you hear are strangely reminiscent of the heartbeat. The vibraphone and xylophone are not your more traditional musical instruments, but they worked perfectly for this song. The female vocals during the chorus really add to the texture of this song and take it to another level entirely.

Track 10) THE BITTER END: Synthesizer, bass, drums, strings, xylophone (I refuse to leave the house without my xylophone). Your ears do not deceive you; the strings are slightly out-of-tune for effect. Advice: Here's a fun trick you can play on your neighbors. The last keyboard note ending the song is held and slowly brought down in octaves to produce a wonderful sub bass tone that, with proper amplification and adequately sized woofers, is sure to have that crazy neighbor of yours thinking that a U.F.O. has finally landed on their roof.



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Excellent collection of chill-out tunes
"End of the Common" is a refreshing collection of sonic environments that range from pastoral to menacing and even poignant at times. Good chill-out pieces that defy easy categorization. Styles ranging from Ambient to Trance and all stops in-between are utilized to evoke mood and feeling. A great CD to put on after a rough day when you're ready to relax.

Brian-Asriel Newman

Each song keeps you in anticipation of what new creative expression awaits you o
Code Quad 5's Album "End of the Common" really caught me off guard with its enveloping and unique blend of electronic sounds and other more traditional instruments. Each song keeps you in anticipation of what new creative expression awaits you on the track, and the sleepy, contemplative, yet mesmerizing sounds are an acoustic massage for the road weary soul. I am a songwriter whose main focus is Lyrics, and I never thought I could enjoy music without words until! The sounds speak volumes all by themselves, from the respirator on "Asthmatic", to the Hand Claps on Highway Blues. This album says it all, even without the words.

Matt Shell

Everything sounds so natural
"Faded Memories" is my favorite song on the album, because it evolves in such a unique way. Still, I am loving all of the tracks. What stands out about these recordings is that the sounds are so natural but different from the norm. Having a real orchestra with electronic beats is a fresh sound and the arrangements keep things upbeat and more interesting than your average electronic music. 5 stars.

JoeBase of Shaved Fish

Evoking The Early Electronic Giants
The soundscapes explored on End Of The Common evoke the giants of the electronic genre. Moby-esque breakbeats provide the foundation for a multitude of sonic textures. One can at different times hear a palette reminicent of Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Oldfield and Jarre. Organics and electronics combine for a rich and refreshing aural experience. From the lilting refrain of Fearless to the Debussey/Art Of Noise beauty of Odyssey; End Of The Common stands up listen after listen and will be one of those cds you'll want to turn others onto. A must for your collection.


Code Quad 5's debut album will make you remember that electronic music can have feeling and melody. With a blend of classic instruments such as guitars, cellos, and tambourine mixed with warbling synths and popping percussion, Code Quad 5 has put together an album that feels familiar (like Moby) yet progressively new.