It's weird that it took me so long to notice IAMX (only now I'm listening to his music for the first time). But now that I'm finally listening to him, I'm enjoying it very much. The lyrics feel somewhat emo at times (at least in the album I'm listening to - "Metanoia"), which is disappointing. But the melodies are top notch!
Indeed. There's a new mini album that's been released just recently. It's called Everything Is Burning (Metanoia Addendum) and you should check it out, especially the middle of the album. I just listened to it a few times. It's a bit different from Metanoia and reminds me of Corner's earlier albums, particularly The Unified Field, which I also very much recommend. Be sure to check out The Alternative (my favourite album) as well as all the rest; they really have no weak albums.
Metanoia mostly revolves around Chris' struggle with depression and insomnia, which explains the darker themes and 'emo' lyrics' on this particular album. If you're into his music but prefer less emotional lyrics, perhaps The Alternative and Kingdom Of Welcome Addiction will interest you a bit more.
The Great Shipwreck of Life was how I was introduced to IAMX and then I spammed them like nothing before. Got even called an emo :D Heheh. Some really good music and no disappointing albums. The Alternative and Metanoia would be my recommended introductory albums.
great answer! thank you for that [: think i'll just stick with my UK CD then- suppose it's kind of cool that there are two different versions even if this one has a lot of problems- i think i have the american? version of the alternative- least i know spit it out sounds much better on one version that the other.. never heard alternative versions of the songs on kingdom of welcome addiction though that would be good- great album that one i think!
music people - more bass driven but very muddy sounding, extra squiggly noises added to the outro/utopia - lots of changes. verse instrumentation different, funkier. first chorus stripped down. rest of choruses have extra synth lines./volatile times - replaced with the (imo superior) single version, so much more upbeat and industrialy/whispers - no obvious changes save for longer fadeout/bernadette - very similar, bit more beat-driven. sounds like a demo imo/dance - no obvious changes/avalanches - no obvious changes from vinyl version/cold red light - edited down by a full minute but otherwise much the same. like a radio edit./asylum - no obvious changes/commanded - basically the same but fadeout is a full minute longer. not an improvement imo!/beautiful town - bit shorter but much same/christopher - denser, more atmospheric production. extra synth lines and such/volatile times again - this is more-or-less the original version but more upbeat. also better than the original i think!
There's a fair few differences, although if I'm honest as a whole the US version of the album sounds a lot worse than the UK/EU version. Some of the remixing sounds very muddy and unfinished, and the whole album is even more heavily compressed than the original; there's lots of distortion, particularly noticeably on Avalanches - it's a piano ballad, how do manage to distort that?!
It's interesting to hear; I've got multiple versions of all his albums save for Metanoia, just because it helps keep them fresh.
i have the uk/european version of volatile times on CD and even though it's probably my least favourite of his albums i still enjoy most of it - was wondering though does anyone know if there is much difference between the version i have and the US version that i've seen online apart from a bonus track and them being ordered differently? Cheers [:
So yeah, I tried to do a cosplay of this guy. My idea was to do something like from "I Come with Knives" video (well duh), I even had my face white and with two diamonds on my cheek, but instead I ended up becoming a witch. :/