|To Whom It May Concern
Release Date: 01 December 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|IAMAMIWHOAMI BLUE Limited Transparent Vinyl LP + Book
BLUE is iamamiwhoami's third major release (dubbed an "audiovisual album). As the album and song titles indicate, water is the central image, 'it is a symbol of the digital world, a visualisation of where iamamiwhoami exists.”
There was a time when the identity of the person, or indeed people, behind iamamiwhoami was a mystery befitting the existential crisis that is the project's moniker. First coming to attention through a series of dark, mysterious YouTube videos speculation was rife as to who was behind it all. Common theories centred on artists such as Björk and The Knife, a testament to the act's wonderfully intriguing audio/visual releases. Today we know that the project is a collaboration between singer-songwriter Jonna Lee and producer Claes Björklund, with BLUE the latest release in a fascinating, innovative career.
Much like previous releases Kin and Bounty, this record marries the music to a series of short films, referred to as "episodes", which the duo has steadily been releasing over the last few weeks. Taking a much brighter, more expansive tone than its predecessors, it is no surprise to find that many of these videos focus on Lee filmed against natural backdrops of crashing waterfalls, lapping waves and softly blown grass. Taken solely as visual pieces they are simply gorgeous, evocative scenes, but combined with the duo's audio they become almost otherworldly.
LP: 48 pp photo book with photo series and lyrics + transparent Vinyl with photo print label packaged in plastic outer bag with flap.
2. Hunting For Pearls
4. Tap Your Glass
5. Blue Blue
7. Chasing Kites
9. The Last Dancer