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CODY CARPENTER

Jazz Rock/Fusion • United States


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John Cody Carpenter - Born 7 May 1984 (Los Angeles, USA)

Cody CARPENTER is an American musician from Los Angeles, California. He was born in 1984 in a very musical family; beyond just his famous father John CARPENTER creating soundtracks for his films, his mother Adrienne BARBEAU was a star on the Broadway stage and his grandfather was also a music professor, violinist, and a founding member of THE NASHVILLE STRINGS. Cody began his musical education from the age of three and has been working on writing, performing and producing ever since.

Besides collaboration on albums with his father and their live performances, Cody CARPENTER has been creating electronic music related to synthwave and chiptune genres, but in his solo career he also plays jazz influenced instrumental progressive rock.

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4.50 | 2 ratings
Interdependence
2018
3.92 | 13 ratings
Force Of Nature
2019
3.33 | 3 ratings
Control
2020
0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Improvisations: The Major Arcana
2020
4.09 | 2 ratings
Memories and Dreams
2021
4.50 | 2 ratings
Balance of Extremes
2022

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5.00 | 1 ratings
Neon Sludge 2014-2018
2018
4.00 | 1 ratings
Mind Over Matter 2014-2018 Vol. 1
2018
5.00 | 1 ratings
Mind Over Matter 2014-2018 Vol. 2
2018

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4.09 | 2 ratings

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Memories and Dreams
Cody Carpenter Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Mirakaze
Collaborator Eclectic Prog Team

4 stars A lovely quirky album, this is: energetic, optimistic and colourful jazz fusion with an emphasis on old-school synthesizers. Keyboard player Cody Carpenter is the son of famous director John Carpenter, and while the music on this album doesn't really bear a lot of resemblance to his old man's film scores, there certainly is a heavy element of nostalgia for the 80s and 90s to be heard here. For one, a lot of tracks show influence from video game scores from those decades, specifically from Japanese composers such as Jun Senoue and Yasunori Mitsuda. Just listen to the lively adrenaline-pumping opener "Attract Mode", and tell me you can't imagine hearing something like this in Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario Kart; could the moody, melancholic "Kindness Of The Goddess" not serve as the perfect background score for a peaceful moment of reflection in a 16-bit medieval RPG? How about using "Oppression" as the final boss battle in the next Contra game, Konami?

Sadly, the other main influence on this album is one I'm not all that crazy about, namely Van Halen-esque arena rock; it's not overtly present but it still rears its ugly head here and there. Some tracks such as "Daybreak" kind of overdo the cheesy bombastic 80s rock stylizations and end up slightly annoying, but on most tracks Carpenter manages to insert enough cool chord progressions and syncopated rhythms to distract from that, and pretty much every song on here sports a catchy riff that's sure to draw your attention. I will say that Carpenter doesn't seem very skilled at ending his compositions, as most tracks just sort of stop abruptly, but this is but a minor complaint. I find this album a very enjoyable experience in spite of its flaws.

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