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IIVII / INVASION / June 23 2017
Label: Consouling Sounds /  www.consouling.be

TV/FILM SYNC LICENSING AGENT:
 

Management: All Independent Service Alliance
simon@aisamusic.com  /  luis@aisamusic.com  / aisamusic.com

Press:
US / CANADA: Liz: liz@earsplitcompound.com
UK / EUROPE: David: info@viralpropagandapr.com

REVIEWS 

 
”Haunting landscapes that could accompany the loftiest sci-fi and horror movies. This is music meant for listening in the dark with lush orchestration… …Beautiful, eerie, uncomfortable, and moving – all encompassing.” – Scene Point Blank 9.3/10
 
“Pushing the boundaries into darkness. Tip-toeing around Invasion is pointless; it will find and dominate you.” – Mxdwn.com 
 
 “…a haunting soundscape…favoring a clear course, succinct song structures and a binding narrative. It has incredible sonic breadth, especially at the low-end, and takes the listener on an atmospheric and eerie journey.” – Echoes & Dust
 
“Invasion is an album that tells a story without any lyrics, leaving your imagination to run wild – the best kind of story. Josh Graham has tactfully mastered the art of emotional manipulation through music…” – Bloodrockmedia.com 5/5
 
“…One of the most adventurous albums in the so-called ambient scene…IIVII, a name that will have a huge impact on the future of atmospheric music.” – Merchants of Air 
 

BIO

“Score for a trip into the great black beyond.” – Noisey: 

“These soundtracks to the exploration of the unknown caress the unfathomable depths of space and time through sound with a haunting, alien dread countering an unshakable sense of reverence.” – About.com

IIVII (ivy) is the enigmatic inter-galactic solo project spearheaded by visual artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Josh Graham. Focusing on sonically engulfing and moody soundscapes, layered with a science-fiction edge, IIVII traverses genre and explores elements of drone, classical, ambient, electronica, and vaporwave. A founding member of Red Sparowes, Battle of Mice, and A Storm of Light, IIVII has allowed Graham to strip away the bombast and distorted guitars, and channel the intensity and dread through subtle orchestration and manipulation of dense sonic atmospheres.

Live shows mix visuals, guitar, analogue and digital keyboards, cassette loops, and more. The Postrocker.nl review for the DUNK Festival states,  “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.”

Genres
Ambient-Fiction /Ambient / Electronica / Dark Ambient / Experimental / Post Rock / Vaporware / Drone

Depicting an invading species of alien origin, the artwork was also completed by Graham, who currently serves as Soundgarden’s art director. Working as a designer and director, he has also collaborated with a variety of bands including Mastodon, Neurosis, Jesu, Shrinebuilder, ISIS and The Dillinger Escape Plan.

The album’s first music video for Painless is viewable below and on vimeo at this link.
https://vimeo.com/207674609/34947fa785

 

IIVII - PAINLESS - MUSIC VIDEO
IIVII - HIDDEN INSIDE
ARTWORK & PRESALE PACKAGES
DEBUT ALBUM / COLONY / SEPTEMBER 4 2015
  • The Body Compels - Obsidian
  • Octagone - Obsidian
  • MineBlackHeart - Obsidian
  • Destructed Salvation - Obsidian
  • Meridian Passage - Obsidian
  • Hidden Inside - Invasion
  • Painless - Invasion
  • Unclouded By Conscience - Invasion
  • No More Enemies - Invasion
  • We Live - Invasion
  • You Die - Invasion
  • Signals From Home - Colony
  • Colliding Horizons - Colony
  • Transmissions Illumine I - Colony
  • Transmissions Illumine II - Colony
  • Black Galaxy - Colony
  • On the Shores of Markarian 335 - Colony
  • Shaping Itself From Dust - Colony
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IIVII – COLONY

Reaping the approval of critics floored by Graham’s exploration of ominous synth soundscapes, Noisey likens the recording to a, “score for a trip into the great black beyond.”

-Soundframes commends an, “encompassing; trance inducing experience.”

-Nine Circles notes, “Very rarely can an artist do so much with so little in an effort to create an environment around its listener. Yet, with Colony… Josh Graham has truly created something memorable. It is ambient electronic droning that guides an audience around the far reaches of our known universe, inciting self-reflection and imagination. It takes patience, as the notes drag on as infinitely as our universe, but it is a perfect supplement to the curiosity behind our own existence that we all have, whether we are aware of it or not.” 

About.com concurs, “The soundscapes come across moody and beautiful, embodying the desolation, isolation and wonder of space. Song titles reflect these themes such as ‘Shaping Itself From Dust,’ ‘Colliding Horizons’ and ‘On The Shores Of Markarian 335.’ These soundtracks to the exploration of the unknown caress the unfathomable depths of space and time through sound with a haunting, alien dread countering an unshakable sense of reverence.”

BLACK GALAXY MUSIC VIDEO
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