Sunday, 6 March 2011

IamX - Volatile Times

IAMX is the illegitimate brainchild of Sneaker Pimps front man and whiz kid producer Chris Corner. His self-produced, performed and perfected debut album “Kiss + Swallow” is a moving collection of songs for unhinged and creative mind.

The content is sexual, synthetic, dark and melodic, like 80s’ electro glam soundtrack to Svankmajer film. Call it a cross between Detroit or Berlin escapades, Prince or Roxy Music’s pop, or the electronic universe of Cabaret Voltaire. IAMX erotic vocals accompanied with frantic guitar noise breaths life into the songs. 

 It is not often that a band infiltrates the essence of your being, where you live and breathe their music and their words. But for many, the Berlin based IAMX has created a die-hard cult who wait for their every move with bated breath. While most artists tend to see their art as a finite entity, IAMX's mastermind Chris Corner sees his music as ever evolving; morphing and shifting... open to interpretation and changes. 

IAMX mixes Chris' erotically-charged vocals with music that is, at once, frantic yet controlled. A full-on aural and visual attack. In 2004 was the release of IAMX's debut album 'Kiss + Swallow' which has already been considered a classic, with songs such as the title track 'Skin Vision', 'Missile', and 'Sailor' among others, setting up a new sound many call 'Glam Noir'. The follow up, their internationally acclaimed second album 'The Alternative', voted the Number One Album of 2007 by XM Radio, was the sound of an independent revolution offering the perfect "alternative" to the insipid radio drone of the mainstream. With their third studio album 'Kingdom of Welcome Addiction', Chris Corner has created another masterpiece, in which the glam noir styling of IAMX got an organic and much more intimate makeover. The naked and raw emotions are embracingly welcomed on this album and coddled with care, from the vulnerable shuffle of 'Tear Garden' to the regal march of 'Kingdom of Welcome Addiction' to the late night primal dance floor rhythms of 'Nature of Inviting'. His exposure of his tender underbelly however couldn't be more apparent (and beautifully presented) than in the ethereal ballad 'I Am Terrified' that is filled to the brim with emotion, passion and pain. The slinky 'My Secret Friend', featuring a duet with Imogen Heap, further pushes the boundaries for IAMX's music, as this is the very first duet Chris has ever done. IAMX is currently planning the next chapter of their very storied history which includes a new album, 'Volatile Times', set to be released in March 2011.   

IAMX announce their Fire and Whispers tour for 2011 to support the highly anticipated release of the fourth studio album Volatile Times.

Emotionally charged and sensually produced, 'Volatile Times' is an explosive psychological journey that explores themes of mental and sexual instability, religious perversion, socio-political ignorance, celebrity and the music industry.

'Volatile Times' is set to a backdrop of the unique electro-organic IAMX sound with glorious rhythms, melancholic melodies and operatic performances.
“I have been decoding the past and hitting walls for years but finally I feel this album is my personal breakthrough.” Chris Corner

    As I'm a greatly and devoted admirer of Chris Corner, I barely waited another precious artmake from this extremely talented artist.
    Ghosts of Utopia indicate that his unique alterego is willing to give more and more...
    Luckily we can enjoy in this particle of undryable thirst of his mind.
    Filled with seducive contrasts, thrilling controversy, this will make you love them again as always...

        Support this high-quality band, buy their cd and ENJOOOY!!


Black N' Rose said...

This is lovely indeed! Great work!

Mistress Hyde said...

Nice pics and lots of info!

Night Admirer said...

@ Black N'Rose
Hearty Welcome to you! Thanks for visiting and hope to hear you soon again.

@ Mistress Hyde
Thanks a lot! IamX is really something special ;)

spiritual mistress said...

You made this post very beautiful!
This new album of Iamx is surely something different than anything else that they published...
I can say it's pure art and more bizarre in melacholic, dark way with a lot of craziness, 09-Into Asylum is the best one, Chris opened his mind into a wider views of all our tiny, strange feelings , our personal psychosis.

I'm bluntly delighted! (:

Night Admirer said...

Thanks a lot for being honest!
Can't wait to enjoy in some live IAMX performance and these new songs is something extremly gooood!

Luis Baptista said...

Hello.Great album and band, the cd is differente and more personalized.I Like it.

Night Admirer said...

Hi there!
I enjoyed also in this album, It's so refined that I can feel every tiny words from It..
Chris made It unclosed, free-spoken and like the other albums always open-minded..
Remarkable artist!

Nikki said...

So much love for this man!

Night Admirer said...

It's just all what He need... Love... Love..