Codex Tempore Is Why Creative Commons Music Rocks

In collaboration with ccMixter, Tobias Weber and Bill Ray release an organic groove-based remix album that exemplifies the growth of CC music culture.
Codex Tempore by Tobias Weber & Bill Ray
Codex Tempore by Tobias Weber & Bill Ray
LOS ANGELES - Feb. 23, 2018 - PRLog -- When was the last time you jammed with a Grammy award-winning drummer? When was the last time you received a fully mixed track of your music, your drum solos, and your vocals, without having to hire a producer or pay for a mastering session? Never? If you're a ccMixter Remix Artist, this type of free form, open-culture sharing happens everyday. Codex Tempore, the debut release from artists Tobias Weber and Bill Ray, takes this sharing culture to the next level, setting the standard for remix genres that range from progressive jazz to gritty blues funk. If you thought free music was for amateurs, think again. Tobias and Bill are pros in the house.

"Free music, Free Beer," the eighth track on this 14 song collection, sounds like it came out of a bar in the French Quarter and rips on the riffs that brought free thinking musicians to ccMixter. Free culture is not exactly the same as free beer, but together, it makes for one hell of a blues song. "Hanging Eleven,"  featuring Kara Square on vocals, is a stoney surf rock classic. She joins other notable remixers who are featured on Codex Tempore, including Admiral Bob, Madam Snowflake, Mykle Anthony, and Mr. Yesterday. The album nears its climatic finish with the happening, funky number 'Two Minute Warning" and begins the journey that even the most discerning ear will find pleasing and filled with taste and execution.

One of the main ingredients in the mix is the stellar drumming. Bill Ray is a Grammy award-winning percussionist who has dedicated his life to playing and teaching drums. The way Tobias Weber frames his scores around Bill's drums is incredibly fresh and natural.  "I love the balance and feel that Tobias gives to each composition," says Bill, "he makes smart musical choices. Hopefully someday we can actually perform together live!"

Tobias told ccMixter, "I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity to play music with such an amazing and talented drummer. This challenge of experiencing different styles and genres has expanded my musical horizon more than anything before."

Talent recognizes talent and that's what you hear when you turn up Codex Tempore.  The album is unique because it's real and pushes forward the art of collaboration.  Codex Tempore is available in the iTunes store and as a high quality digital release at Bandcamp and Jamendo.

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