ArchiveX found his first musical success with original pieces licensed to MTV, Oxygen, E!tv and others. But it was an invitation from left-field - to sing for a year with a revered gospel choir in the Bay Area - that inspired him to plunge into original music full-time.
Deeply moved by the choral genre’s wisdom and power, ArchiveX began writing and recording the songs that comprise Some Ungodly Hour in 2013 with a firm goal: not to make a gospel record – this is not religious music - but instead to make a hybrid and mash-up of genres and times that nonetheless still captured something of old-school gospel’s directness and soul. With contemporary influences ranging from Bjork to Tom Waits and Thom Yorke, this was never going to be a straightforward proposition.
Harking back to choral styles from the 1940’s to 1960’s, he has created songs anchored in multi-tracked vocals, layered over simple acoustics and a judicious use of electronic brushstrokes. The resulting sound is a unique mix of ancient and modern, hip-hop and choral, ambient and urgent.
With his forthcoming album of Some Ungodly Hour, ArchiveX serves notice that, though it may have taken a while to get here, his music was well worth the wait.
Genre: Soul-Ambient- Electro-Roots
Sounds Like: Nathaniel Rateliff, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Prince,“Exile on Main Street,” Gregory Porter, Elvis
Single: Hard Times (out now)
Album: Some Ungodly Hour(outSeptember 16th)
Single: Drink the Water (feat. Dr. Kucho!) (Impact date Oct 21st)
Remix album: Some Ungodly Remixes (digital release October 28th)
Link to Website: http://www.archivexmusic.com/
Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archivexmusic
Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/archiveXmusic
Link to Vimeo Channel: - Vimeo channel ok? https://vimeo.com/archivexmusic
Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/archivex
Management / Label Services Hugo Vereker email@example.com
Label LoEx Music
Distribution Believe Digital
Press Catherine Hockley / Fifth Element PR
TV Matt Connolly/Stay Tuned
Marketing Phil Loraine/ LoEx Music
International dance press & radio publicity Sarah Foote/Favouritizm
Dance A&R/marketing: Phil Loraine/House Trained
Trailers/Sync Agus Gonzalez Lancharro/Really Slow Motion
US Press Perry Serpa/Good Cop PR
US Radio Marc Ratner/Mishara Music
US College Radio Adam Lewis/Planetary
US Blogs Beth Martinez/Danger Village
Producers ArchiveX, Jonathan Mayer & Hugo Vereker
Recorded at (studio) The Precarious Stair & The Spider Farm, CA, USA
Publisher: (artist’s own) Inconvenient Thoughts & Music (BMI)
Additional info: LoEx Music is an incubator label, an artist development, production and management company. Looking to upstream/license/partner as the ArchiveX story builds