Initially influenced by the likes of Meshuggah, Chopin, Cannibal Corpse, Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Taraf de Haidouks and Aphex Twin, traces of these artists can be found littered across Igorrr’s discography, but Serre has never been interested in remaining static or merely recycling ideas, and his work has dramatically evolved accordingly. It deeply explains how Igorrr’s music is such an explosion of creativity while keeping a cohesive universe records after records.
In recent years, Igorrr has also become a collective, rather than the work of one man alone, which has brought a new level of intensity into the group live representations.
“ZAIUS are a four-piece from Chicago who specialize in anguished, instrumental post-metal in the style of groups like the Ocean and Mouth of the Architect – extended, crushing anthems that speak volumes without uttering a single syllable.” – REVOLVER Magazine
SCIENTIST — featuring Eric Plonka (EX founding member of yakuza) on guitar/vox with guitarist/vocalist Patrick Auclair, drummer Justin Cape , and bassist Mathew Milligan — draw heavily from the Windy City’s long-running tradition of experimental metal. The band members themselves describe their sound as “architectural metal.” Were listeners to ponder this description alongside the band’s sound, they would imagine twisted beams, exposed glass diagonals, and post-apocalyptic concrete blocks with a decaying skyline and crimson horizon in the distance. If SCIENTIST‘s sound is architectural, it is doubtless an experimental edifice. With their second full-length, 10100II00101, the adventurousness the band displayed on their debut album has now gone thoroughly and beautifully haywire adding guest vocalists to the mix venturing away from their mostly instrumental past. 10100II00101 will be released on CD and digitally via the band’s official BandCamp page and on double LP via Hell Comes Home Records at a later date.