JOSH GRAHAM’S EXPERIMENTAL AMBIENT PROJECT IIVII RELEASES NEW TRACK, “SING YOUR DEATH SONG”
Long revered multi-instrumentalist, composer and artist Josh Graham, the orchestrator behind the experimental ambient solo project IIVII, has released an intense new track titled “Sing Your Death Song” that scores a poignant and devastating new video that remarkably chimes a timely tone in today’s chaotic world. The song is found on the heavily awaited double album, “Grinding Teeth / Zero Sleep,” that will be released on April 10th with Consouling Sounds.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “SING YOUR DEATH SONG”:
“Sing Your Death Song” is featured on the “Grinding Teeth” half of the double album, and includes guest performances by Jo Quail (cello), Swan’s Dana Schechter (steel guitar) and A Storm of Light’s Billy Graves (drums).
The title of the song was taken from a quote given by Native American Shawnee warrior Chief Tecumseh (1768-1813) who once gave the sage advice below.
“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”
More From “Grinding Teeth / Zero Sleep”:
“Sun and Solace” Music Video – https://youtu.be/CBd5g7qLF9E
“Afterglow (Little Black and White Things)” Music Video – https://youtu.be/SwBPlQKpEc4
PRE-ORDER “GRINDING TEETH / ZERO SLEEP”:
CREDITS & TRACKLISTS:
1. Crystalline Beasts
2. Disappearing Self
3. Bell Ringer
4. Sing Your Death Song
5. Coda. Ascending Ardor
6. Wrapped in Linen
7. Afterglow (Little Black and White Things)
Interpretations of a meth-fueled death party. Songs for Duane Arden Johnson and Debra Lynn Johnson.
Mastered by James Plotkin
Mixed by Josh Graham
Composed by Josh Graham with Special guests.
Kim Thayil – Guitar on Disappearing Self
Sarah Pendleton – Violin on Crystalline Beasts and Afterglow
Jo Quail – Cello on Disappearing Self, Sing Your Death Song and Ascending Ardor
Dana Schechter – Lap steel guitar on Sing Your Death Song
Gregory Simons – Drums on Crystalline Beasts. Percussion on Bell Ringer and Afterglow. Keys on Afterglow.
Billy Graves – Drums on Sing Your Death Song
Shane Ocell – Drums on Afterglow
Benjamin Weinman – Guitar on Afterglow
1. All of Us Refugees
3. This Chrysalis
4. Sun and Solace
5. White Light
7. Sleeping Dreaming
8. Coalescing Bodies
Adaptations from the original score for Don’t Forget to Remember.
Directed by Thomas D. Rotenberg.
Mastered by James Plotkin
Mixed by Matt Labozza
Composed by Josh Graham
Vocals – Mathilde Smessaert
Orchestrated by Hannes Vanlancker
Recorded at Amann Studios, Vienna, Austria.
Engineered by Christoph Amann.
Produced by Alfredo Ovalles
Violin – Dalina Ugarte
Cello – Loukia Loulaki
Contrabass – Rubén Sánchez