IAMX is the solo project of Chris Corner, founding member of electro/trip-hop band Sneaker Pimps. IAMX started in 2004 with the release of debut album Kiss+Swallow. Considered an underground classic, it shaped IAMX s unique Glam Noir sound. Now, Chris has put the final caresses to his sixth IAMX album. Like an electro glam soundtrack to a Jan Svankmajer film, Metanoia mixes Corner s erotically charged, dynamic vocals with fresh, intricate electronic production, melancholia, and piercing lyrics. This is music that is as brutal as it is emotional.
“There was a point when I believed I would never make another record,” explains Chris, concerning IAMX’s sudden break from recording and touring a few years ago due to chronic insomnia. “I associated my career with everything that was hurting me, but slowly I managed to filter out the poison and get back to what I really love.”
With Metanoia IAMX goes for a more personal approach with his writing and it shows. 11 tracks of amazing and beautiful vocal phrases supported by minimal yet perfectly placed musical structures. Highly recommended.