Codex is named after Leonardo Da Vinci’s 15th century manuscript about future inventions. Conceptualized by Luca Hiroyuki d'Addario, the idea of this musical studio project was to break new ground and take contemporary music to another level.
As a source of inspiration, the band which also includes Luke Vajsar on 5 string bass/vocals, Sarah Gurney on violin/vocals and Ryan English on drums/vocals, fuses a variety of musical styles to call their own. This futuristic hybrid of rock, trip-hop, jungle and jazz breaks, has made Codex one of the most provocative acts coming from the Toronto, Canada music scene.
Being the first Canadian artist to independently release a rock+jungle recording on 12" vinyl, “The Codex Remixes”, Codex also became one of the first Canadian acts signed to Dave Allen(Gang of Four, Shreikback) of LA-based World Domination Recordings label, which then internationally re-released their debut 12”vinyl along with their first self titled ‘Codex’ CD.
With a library of sorts built on the foundation of a dozen CD and vinyl releases, Codex has also been busy writing for film and television such as HBO’s ‘Sexbytes’ television series as well as Toronto’s OOhLaLa, and MMVA television shows.
With surrealistic and avant-garde music videos, to dynamic and theatrical live shows, Codex which represents a new sound music from Toronto, Canada, is always keeping an eye on the past but most certainly always looking towards the future.