Chris Corner, former Sneaker Pimps frontman and founder of dark and intense electro-glam act IAMX (and a favorite of your humble reporter) opened up the material from last year's acclaimed album Kingdom of Welcome Addiction to a wide range of artists from different genres. The end result is the upcoming Dogmatic Infidel Comedown OK, an album which Corner describes as “a special collection of reworks and interpretations... unconventional with an eclectic mixture of styles and an experimental edge.” Find out more about the record in Chris's own words after the jump!
IAMX tracks have received the remix treatment before, but Corner says this is the first time he's been intimately involved in selecting the artists involved, and relished the chance to act as the “Mad Professor” in the studio. “I had a feeling that I wouldn't be disappointed with this collection of oddballs,” he continued. “We targeted artists with the same attitude and free spirit as IAMX... people working on the fringe and being generally ignored by the commercial world.”
Among the many talents invited to play in Chris's Kingdom include electro-industrialist Alec Empire (formerly of Atari Teenage Riot), dark dance outfit Black Light Odyssey, alt-country rocker Miss Derringer, and internationally renowned heavy EBM unit Combichrist.
“The first artist I contacted was Alec Empire,” Corner explains. “I have been a fan of his work for a long time. His remix for I Am Terrified is, as expected, beautifully difficult and powerful. Miss Derringer is probably the most surprising version... They re-recorded Think Of England completely in their own style – a 1950s B-movie rockabilly version.” Other participants on the album include Nemo's James Cook and electro/house duo Pull Out Kings.
Dogmatic Infidel Comedown OK is slated for release on May 11th from Metropolis Records... stay tuned for more details!