Following the success of their most recent studio album The Bell in 2019, chamber progressive duo Iamthemorning released new EP Counting The Ghosts in December last year. 2021 has seen the duo of Marjana Semkina and Gleb Kolyadin quietly working away on their as yet untitled new album but they are set to end this year with a one off special live streamed show.
‘Live From The Forest’ which takes place on 26th November at 8pm is an intimate pre-recorded performance, which sees Iamthemorning playing together for the first time in months. The show will be followed by a zoom call for ticket holders straight after with the band. Marjana comments,
“We really miss live shows and our dear audience so while we’re unable to play live and are both so busy with our own separate projects we thought of the nice way of reconnecting with our listeners.
It’s not just a streaming gig (and we put a lot of effort into making it look pretty!) – it’s the zoom hangout after! Bring drinks and all your questions and we’ll be happy to answer all of them on a live call and drink to human misery and to being able to finally start touring again.
This stream had to be pre-recorded because we live in two different countries so setting things up was pretty much impossible due to logistical problems. Then I found out I could come visit at the very last moment so we didn’t have time to organise an actual live stream so this shoot was put together in a day.
This is a very much a one take show. We wanted to keep as real to a real live show experience as possible.”
The performance will be available to view via Munin Live from 8pm and will be online for 60 hours. Tickets are on sale now (see below).
The set list will feature songs from all of Iamthemorning’s albums, with some that they have only played once or twice before. Marjana adds,
“The performance was quite improvised at times, because in the duo setting our material can be quite fluid and driven by the mood at the time. The video was shot and put together by our regular collaborator Eggor Kree and the sound mixed by Vlad Avy.”
While this year didn’t bring any new music from Iamthemorning, both Marjana and Gleb released solo records. Gleb’s new album Water Movements was released back in March followed by Marjana’s latest EP Disillusioned in October under the name Mariana Semkina.
Expect more news on Iamthemorning’s new album in 2022.