Volatile Times

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Volatile Times
Studio album by IAMX
Released 18 March 2011 (Europe)
2 September 2013 (US)
Recorded 2010
Genre Indietronica, Industrial, Dark cabaret
Length 49:15
Label BMG / Rough Trade
Producer Chris Corner
IAMX chronology
Dogmatic Infidel Comedown OK
(2010)
Volatile Times
(2011)
Bernadette (EP)
(2011)
Singles from Volatile Times
  1. "Ghosts of Utopia"
    Released: February 25, 2011
  2. "Bernadette"
    Released: July 29, 2011
  3. "Volatile Times"
    Released: September 23, 2011

Volatile Times is the fourth studio album from IAMX. It was released on March 18, 2011 and the tracks on the album keep alive the cabaret-esque and dark electronic sound that Chris Corner has become known for.

Release and promotion[edit]

Volatile Times is the first IAMX album released on vinyl.

New songs from the album that were performed on October 22, 2010 at the Prague show at Meet Factory included "Fire and Whispers", "Bernadette", "Oh Beautiful Town", "Music People", and "Cold Red Light".

The lead single from the album, "Ghosts of Utopia", premiered on Czech Radio 1 on January 23. It was released as a digital download on February 25 and includes a remix by Noblesse Oblige, who were the supporting band for the Fire & Whispers Tour. A music video for the single, directed and edited by Chris Corner, premiered on tape.tv on February 23.

A free download of "Fire and Whispers" was made available on March 4, as part of the countdown of the album.[1] The full album was leaked online on March 12,[2] a fact that Corner acknowledged on the day of the album's release.[3]

On September 2, 2013 the album was released digitally in the US with an alternative cover, and all songs were remixed and remastered by Chris Corner.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I Salute You Christopher"   2:57
2. "Music People"   4:30
3. "Volatile Times"   5:10
4. "Fire and Whispers"   4:24
5. "Dance with Me"   3:45
6. "Bernadette"   5:18
7. "Ghosts of Utopia"   4:24
8. "Commanded by Voices"   4:36
9. "Into Asylum"   2:28
10. "Cold Red Light"   4:57
11. "Oh Beautiful Town"   6:13
Digital deluxe edition bonus content[4]
No. Title Length
12. "Avalanches"   5:22
13. "Ghosts of Utopia" (video) 3:45
Vinyl

2-vinyl, it includes the 11-track CD as a bonus.[5]

Vinyl 1, side A
No. Title Length
1. "Music People"   4:30
2. "Fire and Whispers"   4:24
3. "Dance with Me"   3:45
Vinyl 1, side B
No. Title Length
1. "Cold Red Light"   4:57
2. "Commanded by Voices"   4:36
3. "Avalanches"   5:22
Vinyl 2, side A
No. Title Length
1. "Volatile Times"   5:10
2. "Ghosts of Utopia"   4:24
3. "I Salute You Christopher"   2:57
Vinyl 2, side B
No. Title Length
1. "Bernadette"   5:18
2. "Into Asylum"   2:28
3. "Oh Beautiful Town"   6:13

US Edition

All songs reworked, and remastered by Chris Corner. Released digitally only.

  1. Music People
  2. Ghosts of Utopia
  3. Volatile Times (IAMseX UNFALL Rework)
  4. Fire and Whispers
  5. Bernadette
  6. Dance With Me
  7. Avalanches
  8. Cold Red Light
  9. Into Asylum
  10. Commanded By Voices
  11. Oh Beautiful Town
  12. I Salute You Christopher
  13. Bernadette (Post Romanian Storm)
  14. Volatile Times

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
German Albums Chart 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IAMX". Iamx.eu. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Leaks All Day Mobile - Music Album Leak Release Source - Did it leak? - CD Advance". Leaksallday.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  3. ^ "» 2011 » March". Iamx.eu. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  4. ^ Volatile Times (deluxe edition) preorder at iTunes Store Germany.
  5. ^ Boutique IAMX: Volatile Times vinyl