| About iroha|
An original member of seminal Birmingham experimentalists Final (alongside Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu) and Nic Bullen (Napalm Death, Scorn), Andy Swan's new project, iroha, mixes layers of textured guitar and basslines with heartbreaking melodies and brutally slow beats to produce songs of melancholic beauty.
"Although its scent still lingers on, the form of a flower has scattered away. For whom will the glory of this world remain unchanged? Arriving today at the yonder side of the deep mountains of evanescent existence. We shall never allow ourselves to drift away intoxicated, in the world of shallow dreams"
Iroha & Fragment Split (Bittersweet EP)
01. Wish Upon A Star (Iroha)
02. Something's Got To Give (Iroha)
03. Bittersweet (Iroha & Fragment.)
04. Turning Around (Fragment.)
05. Carved In The Sand (Fragment.)
06. Bittersweet (IF. Rmx) (Fragment.)
|For their first release IROHA team up with the very talented drone/ shoegaze/ ambient artist FRAGMENT from france to create a stunning 6 song sound collaboration. The songwriting is excellent. melody and melancholy start to emerge from behind the concrete foundations and work their way to a very emotional climax. 6 songs (2 from iroha, 2 from fragment, one collaboration track and one remix) in 45 minutes with perfectly fitting beautiful vocals and a dignified feeling for good melodies. Enjoy!|