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Burning Codes: New Album Out In November

bcalnThe ever amazing Burning Codes are set to release their new album this November. However, their stunning 2012 release Lightfinder will have an online release May 14th.

Burning Codes’ Paul Archer contributed vocals to five tracks on Snow Patrol’s ‘Eyes Open’ in 2006 and has sung with them on various occasions too.

The band also took part in the ‘Take Back The City’ event in Belfast on 1st November 2011 which was  part of  Belfast Music Week in the run up to the MTV EMA Awards. Watch videos of Burning Codes performing ‘Run’ and ‘In My Arms’ here.

Speaking of the band’s latest release Lightfinder, he says:

“Light is energy, we are energy and we always have the potential to be able to discover more about our consciousness and our journey. Through trying to cultivate a focus on light, uplifting joy, thankfulness, compassion and empathy we can pursue the light, the joy and the adventure of this journey and the abundance of this energy.

This year has been a year of profound challenge and change and a year where there has been an ever growing awareness of the importance of where we direct our focus and our intention.”

When asked about the recording of their November release ‘Hope Is Our Lightning’, Paul explains:

“[…] We have begun recording the new album which will be entitled “Hope Is Our Lightning” at the beautiful Grange Farm Studios, Emneth in the breathtaking Fens. The recording process of this record has been and continues to be entirely different as when the project were making previous records we spent time rehearsing in my studio beforehand whereas this new record appears to be more organic, more visceral and more “in the moment”. This is an exciting adventure for all the codemakers involved including myself.

Once again the new album will feature some musical guests. Archer has previously collaborated with Nathan from Snow Patrol on the bands 2011 release Rivers of Hope which gained critical acclaim from, amongst many others, Gary Lightbody (“Breathtaking…it kicks redemptive ass”) and Iain Archer (“It is new music that sounds like nothing else around at the moment ‐ beautiful, soulful, momentary paeans of glory, I kid you not”). Speaking about musical collaborations, Archer says it is:

“[…] a beautiful and wonderful privilege to have so many profoundly talented musicians and artists collaborate with these sonic ‘codes’ and bring some of their personality, their ‘codes’ to this collaboration.”

The new album is shaping up to be a development in sound and “promises to be significantly more edgy than the previous records”, Archer teases. When asked what listeners can expect from the next chapter of Burning Codes, he replies:

“[…] Burning Codes at it’s core is a solo collaborative project each record so far has strong themes for me on a personal level as I develop the original song demos […].

There is no doubt that B.Codes is a wide open, ever evolving project and this applies to the solo collaborative nature of the ethos and the ever evolving sound. However along with this is a very clear vision personally regarding a record concerning issues which I have, as a songwriter rarely previously chosen to tackle which is wonderfully exciting, challenging, empowering, powerful and liberating!

This music is so very much about feeling first and then the music and I feel that this can so much enhance our whole adventure sonically and communally. I am very very excited about this new record and it’s new and previously uncharted territory for the project. I hope that when others listen they may ‘feel’ these ‘codes’ and the liberation and join in with our collective adventures in the code…”

We will continue to keep you up to date, in the meantime go here for Burning Codes’ official website that features a blog and here to ‘like’ them on facebook. Go here to read all Burning Codes news on

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