Take a detour from the media is shoving down your throat to experience imagineIAM. Based in Lafayette, LA this group is the other project running parallel with Bad Chad & The Good Girls.
Just read these reviews:
guarantee you will be blown away by the fresh, completely unclassifiable sounds of this young artist." -Anji Bee, California |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
...The hyper-syncopated rhythms of opener 'Merry Go Round' could be geographically located somewhere between NY freak indie from Gang Gang Dance/Animal Collective, charged West African tribalism and Brazilian favela funk, (which would dump it somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic)...somehow combines quasi Derek Bailey-ish guitars with a menagerie of vocal exclamations and clattering percussion to once again leave your head spinning but your face grinning at the lunacy of it all. Expect the unexpected -Boomkat, UK
Freaking weirdo avant indie pop tunes -hardwax, Germany
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Imagine Animal Collective were obsessed with Liquid Liquid instead of Beach Boys: psyche freak funk lunacy. -Joe Muggs (The Wire), UK
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| "Pure class EP. The Hand on the Plow boys did well in grabbing this guy. This is going to be one of those Eps sought after by many for a long time to come." -Fun In The Murky, Canada
...this music is coming from somewhere totally different; somewhere where dance music and avant experimentalism collide in a way that leaves you totally bewildered and wanting to hear more. The tracks on "Merry Go Round" are totally crazy - yet utterly catchy and just so much damn fun that it's almost infuriating! Frantic percussion, garbled vocals, off-beat rhythms and crazy hooks. It's hard to gauge what the hell this music has come from - early Boredoms material shoved through a disco-not-disco filter? MIA after she's been force fed mind-bending drugs? Stephen Malkmus during the geeky-jibberish "Slanted & Enchanted"-era Pavement, conducting Konono No.1 in some obscene, acappella violation? Who knows! -picadilly records, England
"the clearly, -brilliantly- insane imagineIAM dropped a contender for maddest single of 09...Tribal-psych-bitches brew madness from the Louisiana based production nutter ImagineIAM...coming off like a mutant M.I.A cut...charged with a kind of baile-punk abstraction; Fela meets down n dirty bluegrass in Rio, whilst pounding down the street with Animal Collective. -warp record's bleep, UK
...super unique.Everything raw sound, furthermore daily necessaries and percussion instrument and voice etcetc…So the dance music which is born! The american southern Louisiana idea young priest... jet set records, Japan |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
a single style in its kind. Something which transcends even the concept of the originality...an unclassifiable artist...prove to us that to make different music and really planing is always possible today. still music, France |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Little could prepare you for this sonic assault of percussive madness, vocal mayhem, guitar grinding, and what's even more surprising is that we're talking dance music here! Well, our take on dance music anyways. Imagine Robbie Basho and John Fahey jamming with Konk with an Arthur Russell production and you might get an idea... heltah skeltah radio, Paris |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
i listen to the music as i listen to a heartbeat, a sustaining force of life; i listen to the music, primitive and authentic as the original man was in his creation; sophisticated and wise as he is in his evolution; earthly, carnal, quivering and exhausting as as orgasm and then reassuring as the third step one takes after getting off a roller-coaster; nourishing as holy communion, satisfying as sleep to as insomniac. what magnificent creature, what magnificent creator conjures these sounds and syllables? what potent force, what share of the divine allows him, bids him, beckons him, to inseminate the air around him with fluid sounds, with liquid words? and what will be born after his seed germinates in the moist air or the arid ground? this i must ponder. -professor P., Texas
So make your own determination of this energy.