iVardensphere

iVardensphere is a unique quantity in the world of modern electronic music. Hailing from the unlikely locale of Edmonton Alberta, the project originally emerged from mastermind Scott Fox’s desire to explore both the heavy electronics he cut his teeth spinning in local industrial club nights, and his love of percussion from around the world. Now, joined by Jamie Blacker of ESA and Yann Faussurier of Iszoloscope, iVardensphere has become a full-fledged collaborative effort, anchored by a mutual love for deep sound design and crushing rhythms. That passion, combined with an ever-evolving and maturing production sensibility, have become the project’s trademarks; over the course of five full length albums and innumerable remixes, iVardensphere has become one of the foremost live and studio acts in North American industrial.

For all of its grandeur, the iVardensphere sound has proven remarkably fluid. Monolithic analogue synth bangers share space with simmering groove-based instrumental experiments, tribal industrial drum workouts and deep, textured ambiences. For all of those elements, the whole is remarkable because it feels so singular. There’s no mistaking the scope and gravity of an iVardensphere track when you hear it.

A key portion of iVardensphere’s identity also stems from collaboration. While all the tracks on 2009 debut Scatterface were instrumental in nature, by the arrival of 2011’s Apok vocals had become integrated into the group’s character. Tom Shear of Assemblage 23, Daniel Graves of Aesthetic Perfection and Brittany Bindrim of I:Scintilla have all appeared on iVardensphere songs, along with numerous contributions from Blacker, defacto vocalist on stage and in studio since 2013’s The Methuselah Tree. Live and contributing studio members Sean Malley and Chuck Murphy are familiar faces to fans, their tribal percussion and metal backgrounds respectively demonstrating the deep pool of styles and influences that iVs regularly dip into.

To reflect the project’s sonic adaptability and growth, Fox has elected to keep the live iVardensphere experience equally fluid. From full-stage shows with a small army of percussionists, vocalists and other instrumentalists to solo sets exploring the band’s electronic roots (branded as iVardensphere Singularity), the focus is on delivering a truly live experience, eschewing canned beats for legitimate performance, complete with elements of spontaneity and improvisation. No two sets by the band are ever truly the same, as those who have seen them on numerous headlining tours, festival appearances and on support slots for Combichrist, Juno Reactor and Front Line Assembly can attest.

Restless and always seeking new avenues forward, iVardensphere continues to challenge with their latest album, 2015’s Fable as the literal case in point. Challenging those already entranced with newer ideas, deeper explorations of rhythm and atmosphere and still more expansive vistas of noise and melody, it stands as both a marker for both how far the project has come in such a seemingly brief period of time, and how much there still is to uncover under its auspices. For a sound so exotic and unearthly, it remains intimate and unmistakable. This is iVardensphere.
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Discography
DARK SCIENCES TRILOGY - PART 1 · MET 997D· buy Digital
1. Aether 2. Blight 3. Lapse
TRIBES OF MOTH · MET 988D· buy Digital
1. Tribes of Moth (feat. Mari Kattman) 2. Tribes of Moth (Displacer Remix) 3. Stygian (Seeming Remix) 4. Tribes of Moth (Pyrophile Mix by Candle Nine) 5. It Is As Blackness Is (Vocal Version. Feat. Ben Vanlier) 6. Earth Pulse (iVardensphere vs. Booming Tree Taiko)
CYCLE OF THE SUN: REMIXES VOL. 1 · MET 866D· buy Digital
1. Sentient Wave Form (Komor Kommando Remix) 2. Virus (Memmaker Remix) 3. Bonedance (Katastroslavia Remix) 4. Calibrating the God Machine (Re-Calibrated by Virtual Terrorist) 5. Jigsaw (Iszoloscope Remix) 6. Calibrating the God Machine (Left Spine Down Remix) 7. Nuke the Site from Orbit (Chernobyl 2023 Mix by Psykkle) 8. Jigsaw (Speak Mix by Maqlu)
CYCLE OF THE SUN: REMIXES VOL. 1 · MET 866· buy CD
1. Sentient Wave Form (Komor Kommando Remix) 2. Virus (Memmaker Remix) 3. Bonedance (Katastroslavia Remix) 4. Calibrating the God Machine (Re-Calibrated by Virtual Terrorist) 5. Jigsaw (Iszoloscope Remix) 6. Calibrating the God Machine (Left Spine Down Remix) 7. Nuke the Site from Orbit (Chernobyl 2023 Mix by Psykkle) 8. Jigsaw (Speak Mix by Maqlu)
SCATTERFACE V3 · MET 864D· buy Digital
1. Sentient Wave Form V3 2. Calibrating the God Machine V3 3. Wormtongue 4. Virus (Outbreak) 5. Bonedance V3 6. Nuke the Site from Orbit 7. Tesseract 8. Jigsaw 9. Diatribe 10. Box of Monsters 11. A Message from Our Sponsors 12. Bonedance (AIMON Remix) 13. Bonedance (Blush Response Remix)
SCATTERFACE V3 · MET 864· buy CD
1. Sentient Wave Form V3 2. Calibrating the God Machine V3 3. Wormtongue 4. Virus (Outbreak) 5. Bonedance V3 6. Nuke the Site from Orbit 7. Tesseract 8. Jigsaw 9. Diatribe 10. Box of Monsters 11. A Message from Our Sponsors 12. Bonedance (∆AIMON Remix) 13. Bonedance (Blush Response Remix)
BLOODWATER · MET 812D· buy Digital
1. Nautilus pt. 1 2. Ancients (feat. Booming Tree Taiko) 3. Sick 4. Filterscape 5. These Machines Keep Me Alive 6. The Source of Uncertainty 7. A Sign of Things to Come 8. Nautilus pt. 2 9. Bloodwater 10. Grey Walls 11. Filterscape (Dubfire Mix by Rotersand) 12. The Source of Uncertainty (Komor Kommando Remix) 13. Filterscape (Assemblage 23 Remix)
BLOODWATER · MET 812· buy CD
1. Nautilus pt. 1 2. Ancients (feat. Booming Tree Taiko) 3. Sick 4. Filterscape 5. These Machines Keep Me Alive 6. The Source of Uncertainty 7. A Sign of Things to Come 8. Nautilus pt. 2 9. Bloodwater 10. Grey Walls 11. Filterscape (Dubfire Mix by Rotersand) 12. The Source of Uncertainty (Komor Kommando Remix) 13. Filterscape (Assemblage 23 Remix)
I DREAM IN NOISE: REMIXES VOL. 2 (DELUXE) · MET 9802D· buy Digital
1. Ancients (BlakOPz Summon Remix) 2. These Machines Keep Me Alive (Alter Der Ruine Remix) 3. Chasing The Dragon (Comaduster Remix) 4. The Source of Uncertainty (The Hexensphere by HexRx) 5. Cracked Earth (Encephalon Remix) 6. Ghostnote (Aliceffekt Remix) 7. Here Lies Lily Brant (Caustic Remix) 8. Cracked Earth (Ludovico Technique Remix) 9. Of Ancient Reprise (Rad Bromance Mix by Ad-ver-sary) 10. Ghostnote (Iszoloscope Remix) 11. Here Lies Lily Brant (Ambassador 21 Remix) 12. People of the Sun (Distorted Memory Remix) 13. Sick (Phosgore Remix) 14. Nazca (System Syn Remix) 15. Filterscape (DYM Remix) 16. Chasing The Dragon (Unit:187 Remix) 17. Cracked Earth (Instrumental Version) 18. Sick (C-Lekktor Remix) 19. Here Lies Lily Brant (D.R.J. Remix) 20. Chasing The Dragon (R. Roo Remix) 21. Sick (Tyrant's Sick & Bass Remix) 22. Ghostnote (Guidestone Remix) 23. Sick (Pandemic Remix by 3rr0rc0d3) 24. Nazca (Atahualp Defiant Mix by Servitor Sanctum 7) 25. Sick (Mess & Phetamine PGDHTCCAGDWAPRCG Remix)
I DREAM IN NOISE: REMIXES VOL. 2 · MET 802D· buy Digital
1. Ancients (BlakOPZ Summon Remix) 2. These Machines Keep Me Alive (Alter Der Ruine Remix) 3. Chasing The Dragon (Comaduster Remix) 4. The Source of Uncertainty (THe Hexensphere by HexRx) 5. Cracked Earth (Encephalon Remix) 6. Ghostnote (Aliceffekt Remix) 7. Here Lies Lily Brant (Caustic Remix) 8. Cracked Earth (Ludovico Technique Remix) 9. Of Ancient Reprise (Rad Bromance Mix by Ad-ver-sary) 10. Ghostnote (Iszoloscope Remix) 11. Here Lies Lily Brant (Ambassador 21 Remix) 12. People of the Sun (Distorted Memory Remix) 13. Sick (Phosgore Remix) 14. Nazca (System Syn Remix) 15. Filterscape (DYM Remix) 16. Chasing The Dragon (Unit:187 Remix)
I DREAM IN NOISE: REMIXES VOL. 2 · MET 802· buy CD
1. Ancients (BlakOpz Summon Mix) 2. These Machines Keep Me Alive (Alter Der Ruine Remix) 3. Chasing The Dragon (Comaduster Remix) 4. The Source of Uncertainty (The Hexensphere by HexRx) 5. Cracked Earth (Encephalon Remix) 6. Ghostnote (Aliceffekt Remix) 7. Here Lies Lily Brant (Caustic Remix) 8. Cracked Earth (Ludovico Technique Remix) 9. Of Ancient Reprise (Rad Bromance Mix by Ad•ver•sary) 10. Ghostnote (Iszoloscope Remix) 11. Here Lies Lily Brant (Ambassador 21 Remix) 12. People of the Sun (Distorted Memory Remix) 13. Sick (Phosgore Remix) 14. Nazca (System Syn Remix) 15. Filterscape (DYM Remix) 16. Chasing The Dragon (Unit:187 Remix)
STYGIAN · MET 978D· buy Digital
1. Stygian 2. Infinite Beauty 3. Stygian (Wumpscut Remix) 4. Stygian (Iszoloscope Remix) 5. Stygian (Cyanotic Remix) 6. Roots Bloody Roots
APOK · MET 762D· buy Digital
1. Sutekh 2. Here Lies Lily Brant 3. Nazca (feat. Servitor Sanctum) 4. Myopic (feat. Caustic) 5. Cracked Earth (feat. I:Scintilla) 6. Acheron (feat. God Module) 7. Of Ancient Reprise (feat. This Morn' Omina) 8. Chasing The Dragon 9. Devils 10. Ghostnote 11. People Of The Sun 12. Cracked Earth (SKOLD Remix) 13. Bloodwater (ESA Remix) 14. Chasing The Dragon (Reconstructed by releveleR 15. Here Lies Lily Brant (iVs vs. Pull Out Kings)
APOK · MET 762· buy CD
1. Sutekh 2. Here Lies Lily Brant 3. Nazca (feat. Servitor Sanctum) 4. Myopic (feat. Caustic) 5. Cracked Earth (feat. I:Scintilla) 6. Acheron (feat. God Module) 7. Of Ancient Reprise (feat. This Morn' Omina) 8. Chasing The Dragon 9. Devils 10. Ghostnote 11. People Of The Sun 12. Cracked Earth (SKOLD Remix) 13. Bloodwater (ESA Remix) 14. Chasing The Dragon (Reconstructed by releveleR) 15. Here Lies Lily Brant (iVs vs. Pull Out Kings)
FABLE · MET 971D· buy Digital
1. Million Year Echo 2. Stygian 3. The Woodsman and the Serpent 4. Tribes of Moth (feat. Mari Kattman) 5. A Tale of Two Wolves 6. Black Lodge 7. Papa Legba 8. It is As Blackness is 9. Disir (feat. Nymm) 10. Messiah (feat. Mari Kattman) 11. Terra Sapian 12. The Girl Without Hands 13. Yesterday's Giant 14. Poseidon (feat. Brittany Bindrim)
FABLE · MET 971· buy CD
1. Million Year Echo 2. Stygian 3. The Woodsman and the Serpent 4. Tribes of Moth (feat. Mari Kattman) 5. A Tale of Two Wolves 6. Black Lodge 7. Papa Legba 8. It Is As Blackness is 9. Disir (feat. Nymm) 10. Messiah (feat. Mari Kattman) 11. Terra Sapian 12. The Girl Without Hands 13. Yesterday's Giant 14. Poseidon (feat. Brittany Bindrim)
BREAK THE SKY (DIGITAL ONLY) · MET 912D· buy Digital
1. Break the Sky 2. Break the Sky (Tactical Sekt Remix) 3. Break the Sky (Convulsion Remix by WASTE) 4. Break the Sky (Instrumental)
THE METHUSELAH TREE · MET 907D· buy Digital
1. Mother of Crows 2. Bloodline 3. The Doorway 4. A Black Sun on the Horizon (Invocation) 5. Break the Sky 6. Snakecharmer 7. The Impossible Box 8. Observing Bartok (Stamping Dance) 9. Society of Dogs 10. Eclipse 11. Second Sleep 12. Narada 13. The Methuselah Tree
THE METHUSELAH TREE · MET 907· buy CD
1. Mother of Crows 2. Bloodline 3. The Doorway 4. A Black Sun on the Horizon (Invocation) 5. Break the Sky 6. Snakecharmer 7. The Impossible Box 8. Observing Bartok (Stamping Dance) 9. Society of Dogs 10. Eclipse 11. Second Sleep 12. Narada 13. The Methuselah Tree

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  • iVardensphere North American Tour with Cyanotic & Iszoloscope
  • Jul 7 · Newark, NJ
    QXT'S
  • Jul 8 · Boston, MA
    ONCE BALLROOM
  • Jul 9 · New York, NY
    BLACKTHORN 51
  • Jul 10 · Wilmington, DE
    BAR XIII
  • Jul 11 · Baltimore, MD
    METRO
  • Jul 12 · Richmond, VA
    FALLOUT RVA
  • Jul 13 · Atlanta, GA
  • Jul 14 · Tampa, FL
    ORPHEUM
  • Jul 16 · Austin, TX
    ELYSIUM
  • Jul 20 · Salt Lake City, UT
    AREA 51
  • Jul 21 · San Francisco, CA
    DNA LOUNGE
  • Jul 22 · Los Angeles, CA
    COMPLEX
  • Jul 26 · Seattle, WA
    THE HIGHLINE
  • Jul 28 · Calgary, AB
    TERMINUS FEST
  • Jul 30 · Chicago, IL
    LIVEWIRE
  • Aug 1 · St Louis, MO
    CRACK FOX
  • Aug 2 · Detroit, MI
    SMALL'S