Code Of Ethics – Visual Paradox – 1991

This is the first album from Code Of Ethics though they have a demo put out in 1990 that we have been unable to find it. The lineup for the band on this album is as mysterious as the rest of their albums. The credits list Barry Blazs as the sole performer but history says that Eric Switzer and Mark Tanner also performed on the album. This whole issue of who was on the albums continues through the history of the band and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I believe Barry Blazs was a little difficult to work with. Anyway lets talk about the album. R.E.X. Music liked what they heard on the demo and quickly wanted to get an album out. The album has their trademark synth pop sound. That wasn’t a common sound in the Christian genre so these guys were actually a bit of a risk. Personally I think the risk was putting a 1985 sounding album in 1991 but we’re talking about the Christian genre where that was okay. Anyway get your dance shoes on and enjoy this great album.

1 – One Way – 4:10
2 – Through Your Eyes – 5:01
3 – I Need Your Love – 2:54
4 – Heaven Help Me – 4:18
5 – Greater Love – 5:36
6 – Hold Me – 4:39
7 – Breaking Down – 3:49
8 – Taking You Down – 4:18
9 – Visual Paradox – 3:45
10 – Being With You – 4:02

Art Direction, Design – Jeff Spencer
Engineer – Danny Drak
Engineer [Assistant] – Ben Debiase, Ed Marx
Executive-Producer – Doug Mann
Mixed By – Jeff Alford
Mixed By [Mix Consultant] – Rick Brainer
Performer [Code Of Ethics Is] – Barry Blazs
Producer, Written-By – Barry Blazs, Gerald Josef
Remix – John Jaszcz

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – The ForeFront Communications Group, Inc.
Copyright © – The ForeFront Communications Group, Inc.
Distributed By – Starsong Communications
Recorded At – Bethesda Christian Cathedral Studio
Mixed At – Mangum Alford Studios
Remixed At – Studio A, Dearborn Heights, MI
Designed At – Sudden Images Studio
Glass Mastered At – Nimbus, Virginia
Copyright © – Starstruck Music

Code Of Ethics – Code Of Ethics – 1993

This was the second studio album from Code of Ethics. For this album the lineup was Barry Blaze, Rick Brainer, Scot Kifer. Strangely Barry takes credit for every instrument on the album. I get the vibe he was difficult to work with but I don’t know that for sure. Anyway this is a very techno pop oriented album and is more in the style of an 80’s New Order. I actually really like this album but I absolutely love 80’s New Wave. Of course the problem is that they put this album out in 1993. But apparently it did very very well on Christian Radio even reportedly having a #1 hit with “Something Real” which has a bit of a Depeche Mode feel to me. It also probably helped that Ed DeGarmo was one of the Executive Producers. Anyway there is some real talent here and they were quite successful so my criticisms should probable be ignored.

1 – Eden – 0:23
2 – Freedom – 4:20
3 – True Love – 4:38
4 – Something Real – 4:30
5 – Without Reason – 3:36
6 – World Machine – 3:37
7 – Waiting – 4:19
8 – Satellite Babies – 4:35
9 – Follow On – 4:24
10 – Pain – 4:07
11 – Chasing The Dragon – 4:23
12 – Sands Of Time – 5:48

Artwork – The Riordon Design Group Inc.
Booking – Vision Artist
Engineer [Assistant] – Darrin Smith, David Hall
Executive-Producer – Dan R. Brock, Eddie DeGarmo
Management, Booking – Artist Aid Management
Mastered By – Ken Love
Mixed By [Mix Engineer] – John Hiler, John Jaszcz
Performer [Code Of Ethics] – Barry Blaze, Rick Brainer, Scot Kifer
Photography By – Norma Jean Roy
Producer – Barry Blaze
Recorded By [Recording Engineer] – Ed Simmonton, Eugene Baker, Jeff Alford, Max Hsu, Steve Bisher
Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming, Programmed By [Synth Programming], Percussion [Live] – Barry Blaze

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – The ForeFront Communications Group, Inc.
Copyright © – The ForeFront Communications Group, Inc.
Distributed By – Star Song Communications
Distributed By – Christian Marketing International
Published By – Starstruck Music
Published By – Up In The Mix Music
Recorded At – 16th Avenue Sound
Recorded At – Horizon Studios, Jacksonville, FL
Recorded At – The Sonic Temple
Recorded At – M.A.R.S., Jacksonville, FL
Recorded At – Quad Studios
Mixed At – Ardent Studios
Mixed At – 16th Avenue Sound
Mastered At – Mastermix
Glass Mastered at – Nimbus