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. There’s an all-encompassing mystique that inhabits the music of Immaterial Possession; a beguiling rawness with operatic impulses shared vocally by both Holmes and Polites.
Now signed to Fire Records, Immaterial Possession take you on a visual and auditory journey into their surrealist theatrical world on their self-titled debut set for release in 2022.
More details to be announced soon…
Photo credit: Jessica Gratigny