credit: Jessica Gratigny
Presented by Fire Records
Immaterial Possession was conceived by Atlanta natives, Cooper Holmes and Madeline Polites, who met while living together at an Atlanta artist commune that was integrated into the DIY music, theatre, and arts scene. In an attempt to escape the ballooning growth of the city, the duo moved to the neighbouring musical town of Athens, GA. They were soon joined by seasoned drummer, John Spiegel, and eventually fulfilled with multi-instrumentalist Kiran Fernandes (keyboards, clarinets, flutes) – descendant of Elephant 6 Collective’s John Fernandes (Circulatory System, Olivia Tremor Control).
All members bring forth a spectral hue unique to the ear – with Holmes’ dark and driving punk-rooted bass, interwoven with Spiegel’s vast repertoire of drumming artistry. Polites, inspired by the musical scales of the Greeks and Spanish, weaves her haunting bedroom classical guitar that transposes to grittier electric. Fernandes, on keys, offers a window into far away eastern lands as a light in the looming darkness.
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