FULL CODE: Full Code
By Kate Foster
At first it would be easy to discount Full Code as a drum n bass fansí rock band break from their usual fare, especially if the bandís playing at Aucklandís Fu and mega scene festival Phat are anything to go by. Formed in 2003 while the members attended the Nelson School of Music, each track is clearly dripping with studied and experienced musical proficiency. This now-Auckland outfit are carrying a lot more than a bag of tired perceptions, fusing progressive and psychedelic rock with metal, experimental/ambient dance, jazz, dnb and funk there are a lot of different flavours crammed onto this EP but thereís and equal amount of promise. A definite Tool influence plays a strong factor in Full Codeís general style with last track Captain Insano breaking into a tripped out ambient art dance track not too far from the ilk of Aphex Twin or Squarepusher. Itís creepy, scary and immediately conjures images of poor souls whoíve consumed too much of their chosen poison and nodded, out only to be rudely and terrifyingly awoken by the whispers and haunting clicks of the dying moments of the disc. Full Codeís self-titled album is not for the faint hearted, to be taken with an open mind and open ear.