“…beautiful, eerie, uncomfortable, and all encompassing.” — Scene Point Blank
Invasion is the latest full-length from IIVII, an enigmatic, intergalactic solo project conjured by visual artist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, Josh Graham.
Released in June via Consouling Sounds, the follow-up to 2015’s critically-lauded Colony debut was captured entirely by Graham and centers itself on an invading species of alien origin. Focusing on sonically engulfing and moody soundscapes, layered with a science-fiction edge, IIVII (pronounced “ivy”) transcends genre confines exploring elements of drone, classical, ambient, electronica, and vaporwave. As 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.
Today, Revolver is offering up an exclusive premiere of Graham’s short, abstract, and wholly consuming film titled after and sound-tracked by the LP. “While I have created visual accompaniments for several records,” notes Graham, “this is the first time the content has come together as an abstract, yet linear story. Reactions to the record release show [where Graham performed Invasion in its entirety against a wall of corresponding visuals] were so great, I thought it would be cool to share it as one viewable piece, and create another way to check out the album.”
Watch Invasion only at Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
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Invasion is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Consouling Sounds HERE.
“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.” – Echoes And Dust
“Tip-toeing around Invasion is pointless; it will find and dominate you. It is more than a force to be reckoned with; it is the living, breathing instinct of metal to constantly change and push the envelope deeper into the darkness. There is almost nothing like this.” — MXDWN
“It’s an album that constantly encourages you to ask questions, delve deeper into the music, and try and find a weird path through the ethereal melodies and throbbing rhythms. IIVII is a project that refuses to play by the rules and has managed to refine something transcendent. It’s easy to fall in love with what Josh Graham has put together here, it’s expansive but not alienating, massive in scope but not overwhelming, beautiful and guiding us towards salvation.” — Two Guys Metal Reviews
“…a solid argument for Graham as a composer whose breadth is still revealing itself even after a career filled with landmarks across multiple media.” — The Obelisk
“the audio equivalent of being trapped on a planet in the middle of space while watching nearby solar systems explode in terrestrial glory.” — Echoing Magazine