Label: Ergot rec.
Edition: 300 copies
Time: 45 min.
Style: Drone Noise
Ian G. McColm is a multi-instrumentalist and composer residing in Alexandria, Virginia. A drummer since the age of 8, he was admitted to Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies under the tutelage of master drummer Billy Hart. McColm has performed nationally and internationally in a variety of ensembles including the drone/ambient duo, Nagual, and under his solo moniker, I.G.M. McColm’s music has been featured by WFMU, Adhoc.fm, Dusted Magazine, and Mike Watt’s “The Watt from Pedro Show.” Much of this music can be heard on releases from Ergot Records, Marmara Records, Holy Cheever Church Recordings, Pidgin Records, and Feeding Tube Records. Most recently, Virginia-based tape label, Found Tapes, released McColm's first solo guitar recordings entitled "Inside Aquila".
Sweat Raag evokes the swelling tension of chaos in an enclosed space... such as an inner-mountain cave dwelling in anticipation of a volatile glitter storm. With abrupt instrumentals and migrating pitches, this song perfectly illustrates the cyclone of sparkle commonly associated with such catastrophic unnatural disasters. Highly recommend this record. Thanks, NAGUAL.