A lot of music is based on ebb and flow., the building of tension and the release, the anticipation and the payoff. Electronic music is a great example of this. A song will build and build to the point where you think it can't possible contain itself anymore and then comes the drop…
A wide-ranging planetarium concert that opens with modular analog sequences and moves into pieces from Outpost, Bestiary and '90s Fathom-era material.
A dynamic live concert from the era of Humidity, blending moments of pure sonic improvisation with melodic pieces from the Fathom-era catalog.
A deep ambient journey performed at a private concert in Italy for fans of Robert's slowest and most introspective music. Previously unreleased.
This CD was not on general sale, all copies have been given-away to attendees at the London and Zoetermeer 2017 Christmas concerts, with the left-overs sold-out through the band's official website. It is now out of print. As you may know by now, this year sees the 20th anniversary of the iconic IQ Christmas Bash(es). To mark this auspicious occasion the boys are giving away a free ‘Christmas-themed’ archive collection CD as a thank you to everyone attending the shows in London or Zoetermeer. With design by Tony Lythgoe and new artwork from Peter Nicholls, the album ‘Tales from a Dark Christmas’ consists of 6 tracks including the 20 minute epic ‘The Dark Christmas Suite’ complete with Tron choirs, ‘big juicy bass pedals’ big proggy ending and of course Alastair Sim!
From Robert's early Geometry and Rainforest period, with hours of previously unreleased music. Melodic sequencers with swift patterned keyboard improvisation, melting down into slow looping textures and flutes.