Emerging from an intense depression, IAMX (aka Chris Corner) has released his brand new LP ‘Alive In New Light’; a cinematic celebration of breaking free from demons that have long plagued his mind.
‘Alive In New Light’ captures the giddy phase of metamorphosis when you are no longer what you were but not yet fully what you are becoming; it’s both a ‘thank you’ to fans and an invitation to the next phase in IAMX’s intoxication journey.
‘Alive In New Light’ was recorded, performed and mixed by Corner in the California desert in a trailer facing mountain; it puts a majestic spin on alternative electronica thanks to Corner’s powerful vocals and larger than life production.
“The desert is white noise. You can lose yourself in the details of producing, mixing; it’s just silence,” said Corner.
Transformation is at the core of ‘Alive In New Light’, IAMX explores the complexities of mutation through sound, visual art, make up and intimate merchandise with the unflinching ferocity fans have come to expect.
“This album is about connecting, and it’s a pain in the ass to do it through an album. Each time I do this, I feel exhausted but it’s an impulse I can’t stop. If you write your pain out, there’s a venting. Happiness is a skill. I’m happiest activating skills that keep you balanced,” said Corner.
The ‘Alive In New Light’ celebration doesn’t just end with the music, it also features a line of erotic merchandise inspired by the album artwork design by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creature.
The album features four tracks from postmodern tattoo and makeup powerhouse, kindred spirit and super-fan, Kat Von D.
“We could easily swap closets and makeup drawers and no one would be able to tell the difference. We both create, not because we want to, but because we have to,” said Von D about working with Corner.
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