“I am obsessed with the concept of a scientific theory of an underlying base level of consciousness. A ‘unified field’ out of which all things are created. From super strings to quarks to atoms to humans to galaxies… a conceptual place where we are all connected.”
It is with these words that Chris Corner (ex-Sneaker Pimps) describes the upcoming IAMX album The Unified Field, which will be released Mar. 22nd. The album is a diverse collection of new tracks, from the fantastic opener “I Come With Knives” to the Middle Eastern-influenced “Land Of Broken Promises”.
Corner further explains about the recording of the album by saying, “I begged an old friend and collaborator producer Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys) to come on board from the beginning. What made this special and unique among IAMX records was a huge focus on performance and expanding the more organic side of my music. Jim is amazing at bringing out the best of performers and he pushed me into playing instruments I have never touched before. Vibraphone, glockenspiel, celesta, harpsichord. That was refreshing. I remembered why I love to play so much. This added a complexity to the sound of the record I couldn’t have achieved alone.”
IAMX will embark on a short US tour this Spring. Tour dates are below as well as the album artwork for The Unified Field.
Apr 26 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Apr 27 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
Apr 29 Cabaret du Mile Montreal, QC
May 02 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
May 04 The Loft Atlanta, GA
May 06 The Parish Austin, TX
May 07 Trees Dallas, TX
May 09 Bluebird Theatre Denver, CO
May 11 Neumo’s Seattle, WA
May 12 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
May 14 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
May 15 Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA