Bright Like the Sun Coda Fin
Formed in early 2012, Bright Like the Sun is a four piece outfit (mostly) from San Antonio. Coda Fin, their debut album, is an all instrumental affair that feels — appropriately enough — like a journey to the sun. You’re moving so fast that you would think you have ceased moving altogether but for the constant approach of that life-giving, glowing sphere. With only six songs, yet clocking in at 42 minutes, Coda Fin is a slow pastoral journey that drones, pounds, and noodles its way into your bones.
This music may seem initially like something you’d focus to rather than focus on, but if you have a shred of the patience that it must have taken to craft something this meticulous and texturally complex - you’ll find yourself noticing delightful new nuances with every listen. From the hushed opening of “Morse Coda,” through the escalating echoes and jumps of “Fathers,” and to the haunting screeches and cymbals that build up to the final fading guitar note of album closer (and personal favorite) “Calm Coda” — Bright Like the Sun have composed a luxuriously meditative statement of an album. There’s no need of a narrative where imagination crashes like waves and no need of a voice when remarking on the beautiful and subtle structures of chaos.
7.5 Micheladas out of 10
-Get Coda Fin at Bright Like the Sun’s Bandcamp: brightlikethesun.bandcamp.com