IIVII - /īvē/
On the Shores...is taken from IIVII's debut release entitled Colony, which is coming out on CD/LP September 4th 2015 via Consouling Sounds.
IIVII is the solo project of visual artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Josh Graham.
Founding member of Red Sparowes and Battle of Mice, Graham currently plays in A Storm of Light, and has also made appearances with Jarboe, Blood and Time, Tombs, Syndrome, Fallen Black Deer, and Tribes of Neurot.
Select live performances also welcome multi-instrumentalist Will Lindsay to the mix. Will is a longtime collaborator in A Storm of Light, and his resume includes Indian, Wolves In the Throneroom, and Nachmystium. The pair will mix guitar, analogue and digital keyboards, cassette loops, and more.
IIVII focuses on sonically engulfing and moody soundscapes, layered with a science-fiction edge. This approach has allowed Josh to expand his sonic body of work and explore new electronic territory, focusing on the subtle orchestration and manipulation of dense sonic atmospheres, rather than the bombastic approach found in A Storm of Light.
Depicting a derelict space colony in view of Saturn, the artwork was also completed by Graham, who currently serves as art director to Soundgarden, and has also worked with many bands including, Neurosis, Jesu, Shrinebuilder, Sleep, Vattnet Viskar, and ISIS.