These soundtracks to the exploration of the unknown caress the unfathomable depths of space and time through sound with a haunting, alien dread countering an unshakable sense of reverence.” – About.com
Colony is the the debut full-length from IIVII, the enigmatic intergalactic solo project spearheaded by visual artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Josh Graham. Released late this past Summer, with IIVII Graham expands upon his sonic body of work traversing new electronic territory that focuses on the subtle orchestration and manipulation of dense atmospheres, rather than the bombastic approach found in his primary band, A Storm Of Light.
Reaping the approval of critics floored by Graham’s exploration of ominous synth soundscapes, Noisey likens the recording to a, “score for a trip into the great black beyond.” Soundframes commends an, “encompassing; trance inducing experience.” Nine Circles notes, “Very rarely can an artist do so much with so little in an effort to create an environment around its listener. Yet, with Colony… Joshua Graham has truly created something memorable. It is ambient electronic droning that guides an audience around the far reaches of our known universe, inciting self-reflection and imagination.