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July 6, 2021

Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire Review!

We're thrilled to announce the first review of our new album Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire by MEDIUM.

Encompassing 14-tracks, the album opens with the sumptuous “Dream On,” with plush, polished hues topped by Jessica’s rich, dulcet voice, imbuing the lyrics with exquisite surfaces. A low-slung rumbling rhythm gives the tune creamy, quixotic undulations. The luscious harmonic flow embraces dream-pop and R&B flavors.

Highlights include the sensuous, romantic “Make Me the One,” rippling with velvety textures flowing elegantly as Jessica’s tones infuse the lyrics with ardent passionate coloration. Whereas the downtempo dream-pop leitmotifs of “Lo-Fi Girl” give the song’s melody translucent, gossamer patinas. Brett’s tender, affectionate timbres inject the lyrics with the ache of love.

“Departure” rolls out on silky amalgamations of drifting tendrils, blending R&B and pop savors into a gorgeously radiant confection. “Never” opens on dark, throbbing colors, akin to a beating heart, while “How I Feel,” a personal favorite, rides a delicious, cavernous bassline as Brett’s heartfelt tones infuse the lyrics with burning desire.

The dream-pop spill of “Not Afraid” glides on floating sheens of color as wistful vocals give the song wafting dreamy filaments. The final track, “Burn,” oozes shifting aromas of R&B, soul, and pop tints. Glazed with lustrous romantic pigments, Jessica’s alluring voice is at once bewitching and tantalizing.

Wonderfully wrought, Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire is superb.



Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire


July 2, 2021

new album and music video!

We're thrilled to announce our new album Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire, and the third music video Feels, from the album! The new album features 14 brand new songs and features guest musicians Andy Korn (drums and percussion) and Eamonn Flynn (piano and keys) as well as KARMACODA's members Jessica Ford (vocals), B. (vocals, keys, guitar) and Eric Matsuno (bass, synths). Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire is the most personal and meaningful record we’ve ever made. That’s partly due to the events of the past year and a half and a great deal to do with how we responded to it. As writers and musicians we felt like the world got more “real” and we needed to explore those feelings and see where it took us.

Feels is our new music video directed by Gianfranco Bichine and features Karmacoda vocalist Jessica Ford in the historic San Francisco Treasure Island building where our rehearal and recording studio is located.


Album cover photo generated by AI




June 4, 2021

new music video!

We're thrilled to announce Traps, the second music video from our upcoming album Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire!
Directed by Gianfranco Bichine it features the band and computer animation by Eric Matsuno, the video was shot in San Francisco.




April 23, 2021

new single, new album!

We're very excited to let you all know that we will be sharing our latest single, ‘Traps’ on the 23rd of April. The single is lifted from our upcoming album, 'Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire' which will be officially released on the 28th of May via Sola Musa Music. Featuing Jessica's stunning vocals and B.'s production style, ‘Traps’ is the second single starting a season of multiple releases before the album release.

From the Press:
An intimate duet between Jessica and B., 'Traps' explores the dark complexities found within an unhealthy relationship. Featuring acapella elements and deep basslines creating a downtempo drive, the new track is both alluring and refined as light and dark vocals gently play with each other.

The vocal range of singers Jessica Ford and B. leave much to admire with their latest duet ‘Traps’, the vocalists who form part of the trio KARMACODA capture us with radiant alto vocals that reach for significantly high notes from Jessica Ford. Combined with this is the rich baritone embrace that B. rocks. Together these elements, along with downtempo instrumentals from Eric Matsuno, create a sweet harmony that many struggle to achieve in this genre.


Cover photo generated by AI


March 14, 2020

new music video!

We're thrilled to announce Make Me the One the first music video from our album Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire to be released in May!

Filmed and directed by longtime KARMACODA collaborator Gianfranco Bichine the video features the band in dramatic black and white and shot in San Francisco.




March 12, 2021

new single, new album!

We're very excited to let you all know that we will be sharing our latest single, ‘Make Me The One’ on the 12th of March. The single is lifted from our upcoming album, 'Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire' which will be officially released on the 28th of May via Sola Musa Music. Featuing Jessica's stunning vocals and B.'s production style, ‘Make Me The One’ is the first single starting a season of multiple releases before the album release.

From the Press:
‘Make Me The One’ holds all of the aspects to become an instant atmospheric romantic hit single. KARMACODA allow for a slow, glistening ambiance to develop, putting Jessica’s signature vocals centre stage and building an air of timeless beauty around it. The band did what many great artists have done before them - turned pain into power and released it as an intimate ode to the world.


Cover photo generated by AI


July 3, 2020

new music video!

We're thrilled to announce Blue the second music video from our album Intimate!

Directed by Hirokawa Hayashida and featuring the band and computer and hand animation by Gianfranco Bichine the video was shot in San Francisco.

Update: Blue has won THREE Davey awards in the Music Video and Animation categories!




Novenber 29, 2019

happy holidays!

We're thrilled to announce our unique cover of the classic Deck the Halls. This is also the first time we've had a remix of our holiday song by E39 (Peter Tanico)! Enjoy!



Deck the Halls



Deck the Halls (E39 Remix)


February 10, 2019

new music video!

We're thrilled to announce Unglued the first music video from our new album Intimate!

Directed by Hirokawa Hayashida and featuring Yeon Hwa Yeo and the band the video was shot in San Francisco.

Update: Unglued has won a Davey and Telly award in the Music Video category!




December 21, 2018

enjoy!

Thank you for supporting us and for another great year! We've gotten a fantastic response for our new album Intimate and we have many exciting things planned for the coming year including remixes and videos!

To say thank you, we've recorded a new original holiday song, Winter's Eve that you can download for free. Winter's Eve features the beautiful and angelic vocals of Karmacoda's Jessica Ford on this emotional and moving song. Karmacoda's Eric Matsuno is featured on bass and B. is featured on keys and guitar. Guest musicians and good friends Andy Korn played drums and percussion and Mark Pistel played synths.

Please download the song to add to your music collection as an MP3, MP4 or lossless audio track.
(Right click the links above and select Save link as... to save the songs to your computer)



Cover photo by Rachel Lynette French






November 2, 2018

new album!

We are pleased to announced our new full-length album Intimate! Intimate features 12 new songs and it's available everywhere on November 2nd.

Intimate features the beautiful and powerful vocals of Jessica Ford who also joins B. in a number of duets on the album. Karmacoda's Eric Matsuno is featured on bass. Guest musicians and good friends Andy Korn are featured on drums and percussion, Mark Pistel plays keys and Paul Johnson guests on guitar.

Buy and listen to Intimate at: iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Spotify, or wherever you get your music!


Cover artwork by the amazing and talented John-Michael Ekeblad


Enjoy!

Thank you for your support, we're looking forward to bringing you a lot of new music this coming year,
KARMACODA



December 18, 2017

happy holidays!

Thank you for supporting us, it's been a another great year for the band. We've been playing great shows and recording our new album which will be released in 2018. As an expression of our gratitude, and as a gift to you, we've recorded our first original holiday song, When Winter Snows. When we were thinking about our yearly holiday song, we thought that one of the demos for our new album would be a great start to a holiday song.

When Winter Snows features the beautiful and powerful vocals of Jessica Ford who joins B. in a duet on this beautiful and vocally moving rendition of the song. Karmacoda's Eric Matsuno is featured on bass. Guest musician and good friend Andy Korn played drums and percussion to compliment B's drum machine work.

Please download the song to add to your music collection as an MP3, MP4 or lossless audio track.
(Right click the links above and select Save link as... to save the songs to your computer)



Cover artwork by the amazing and talented John-Michael Ekeblad



Enjoy!

Thank you for your support, we're looking forward to bringing you a lot of new music this coming year,
KARMACODA