Some music makes you feel alive and some music makes you go with in yourself. The new record by IIVII aka Josh Graham entitled Obsidian does both. I love music like this because it acts as a soundtrack for my brain cells to travel to an alternate state of existence! This transcendental sonic portal comes out on March 8th via Consouling Sounds. We have been given the honor of premiering the epic visual for the song “Meridian Passage” below and press play allow the sounds to take over your thoughts!
Obsidian explores and reworks Josh’s original score for the behind-the-scenes documentary, Mother! The Downward Spiral, which details the making of Darren Aronofsky’s film, Mother!.
12 Day intensive program in which 16 participant composers scored clips that were originally scored by each composer listed below. Daily critique sessions and work flow discussions/methods provided insight and preparation to work with directors in both television and film.
Mac Quayle (Mr Robot / American Crime Story, Versace)
Blake Neely (Flash / The Keepers)\
Peter Nashel (Incorporated / I Tonya)
Nathan Barr (The Americans / True Blood)
Chad Fischer (Scandal).
TEDxBrussels 2018 | A Brave New World
Four IIVII audio/visual pieces will be featured during this TEDx Talk.
Thanks to Elena Mara Reed for the invite.
Excited to announce this project! I was asked to score the behind the scenes documentary for Darren Aronofsky’s film, Mother! The documentary, Mother! The Downward Spiral was directed by Niko Tavernise, and is included with the digital purchase of the full length film.
2018 will bring an IIVII EP release that will explore some of the music in longer formats. more soon.
IIVII (pronounced ivy), the drone/ambient project created by former Neurosis collaborator and founding member of Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, and A Storm Of Light, Josh Graham, will release their sophomore album ‘Invasion’ on June 23rd via Consouling Sounds.
Captured entirely by Graham, the follow-up to 2015’s critically-lauded ‘Colony’ debut album revolves around an invasion perpetrated by a species of alien origin. The artwork was also completed by Graham, who currently works as Soundgarden’s art director and has also collaborated with a variety of bands including Mastodon, Neurosis, Jesu, Shrinebuilder, ISIS, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Huge thanks to CVLT NATION.
“Josh Graham is one of the most talented visual artists on the planet in my opinion, but not only that, he is also a very gifted musician. Under the name IIVII (pronounced “ivy”) he combines all of his magical powers to create music and visuals that are from another galaxy! His new LP is entitled Invasion, and will be coming out on June 23 via Consouling Sounds Records. Today we are SO STOKED to be premiering his new video for the song “Hidden Inside.” As I watch this visual, I think about my time living in London and being surrounded by video cameras while going about my day. We are constantly being watched, but live like no one is watching our every move. IIVII new video captures that and then some plus the music he created is spot on! You can pre-order Invasion Here!”
Thanks to Merchants of Air!
“Once again, the stargazer stage would top that, this time by the absolute highlight of this day. Josh Graham, a.k.a. IIVII was about to embark on a cosmic mission, inviting everyone to go with him. And what a beautiful set is was too, both musically and visually. I’ve witnessed this trip once before, then with some technical issues but today, IIVII was perfect. Top-shelf ambient and a stunning experience…”
The artwork of the solo-project from a Red Sparrowes band member alone, was enough for me to buy the album. Transcendental soundscapes featuring stunning imagery from outer space, this was hallucinating. I sat down in the Stargazer tent and after 10 minutes, I drifted away in a slumber with great soundscapes touching my ears. After a half hour, the set finished without a warning and the whole floor immediately awoke out of a deeply induced trance. A great diversion from the loud, up-tempo postrock on the main stage. This could go on for hours, but it had to end sometimes. A beautiful orchestra of ambient sci-fi for a movie that will never be.