IAMX is talented composer, multi-instrumentalist and audiovisual artist and he is bringing to Prague one of the most anticipated indie albums of the year. The show takes place at Roxy Friday November 27th. Presale started on GoOut.cz and TicketPro.
IAMX is the solo project of Chris Corner, who became well known as a member of British trip hop group Sneaker Pimps. He began solo carrier eleven years ago with his debut album Kiss+Swallow. Since these days is the esthetics of the music project give. It’s based on noir disheartening atmosphere and almost theatrical tense moments. All is crowned by androgynous image of Chris Corner. The music rises from cold electronics having it’s roots in legends of electronic music (like Depeche Mode and The Cure) but also referring to Gothic rock bands like Lacrimosa. The emotionally exalted vocal is in contrast with mechanical sounds of drum machines. The expression of IAMX changed during years and elements of cabaret and more classical songwriting started to occur. The music become very intimate confession.
The third album Kingdom of Welcome Addiction was born in Turmwerk, Berlin. This placed should be Warhol Factory of our days – a place where all the art genres can meet, melt and create new reality. IAMX became complex art project where the music is merged with photography, video and performance. Two more albums Volatile Times and The Unified Field were given birth in this overwhelming atmosphere. The long pause came after hectic tours and burst of new videos due to insomnia and exhaustion.
First spark from upcoming album Metanoia called Happiness enlighten the world June 19th 2015. IAMX moved to Los Angeles because of recording and this brought new creative stimulation. The whole album is recorded by IAMX himself, without members of his band. It is far more personal and focused compared to previous albums. IAMX returned to use more minimalistic production based on drum machines, synthesizers and sample loops.
The release of new album will be supported by European tour. Prague show on November 27th will be part of it. We can look forward to the unique live performance based on one of the most anticipated album of this year.