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Chris Corner, from "Becoming X" to "I am X"


There is a safety net in band culture. On one hand it is comforting, on the other it is suffocating.”
 
A runaway from a kids’ face painting party. A trickster from a medieval tableau. A jilted glam rock superstar. A Berlin British expatriate. As we approach the persona of CHRIS CORNER, whose name is pivotal to IAMX and SNEAKER PIMPS, one of the most talented and creative names dropped in the conversations about the wheeling and the dealing of today’s electro and indie scenes, we realize that no matter how many pieces of the puzzle are put together, there will always be something missing. In mathematics, an unknown element is conventionally rendered by an X. It is this unknown factor that guides CHRIS CORNER’s career, from his debut album with act SNEAKER PIMPSBecoming X” to his current day project, IAMX.
 
Just like in the start-up quotation of this article, delivered by CHRIS CORNER in an interview back in 2008, his career was a sinuous choice of loosening up in the comfort of band culture, and being suffocated by it. Everything has its demons, it is true, but when you talk about career choices in the bright spotlight of the music industry, angels might seem demons and vice-versa. While SNEAKER PIMPS was a very successful debut act, and here the example of just one single release, namely the notorious “6 Underground” being a late 1990’s MTV anthem and also sampled out for numerous original soundtracks from “The Saint” to “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”, CHRIS CORNER, a man of uncompromising artistic nature, did not feel comfortable in the band layout, and his choice of pursuing the project without first-time lead singer Kelli Dayton resulted into an even more rigid constraint: he ended up believing a band does not leave enough room for his self-addressed self-sufficiency. This is why, after creating a cult act such as SNEAKER PIMPS – an emblematic presence in trip-hop, downtempo and electronic playlists – he revolted against his own choices and devised his new disguise: IAMX, the act that took over his previous notoriety and cemented anew his refashioned identity, of a tension-fueled, electronic, animal patchwork of a one-man band.
 
IAMX grew up of the same sap that gave the world SNEAKER PIMPS. However, the gentle shift performed by CHRIS CORNER does not mean that he relinquished an artistic creed or tumbled several times in order to go from A to B (or old X to new X), but instead, that he traded urban relationship angst for dark ambient and unrequited love for platonic and sometimes erotic refinement - add to that a tinge of gender bending and a panoramic adoption of animal souls, and the artist’s new persona is ready to be worn. The question arises, also, what is CORNER’s recipe for success, given that both his acts were received warmly upon their debut, then building up awareness and fandom?
 
IAMX was no SNEAKER PIMPS substitute, to be fair, but still, the success of the project soared and the notoriety it gained was crucial in today’s understanding of dark cultures – with rich imagery, symbiotic musical genres, and a very charismatic lead – a success recipe that was readily embraced by generous and varied audiences. Without reserves an act liked by mainstream and niches, IAMX is a trending topic, raises heated debates and interest, and does so in a climate that does not really roll out a red carpet in front of cabaret-inspired, erotically-charged contemporary dirge songs. However, “Tear Garden” and “Think of England” can well be added to any playlist, and were aired on so many radio stations that it becomes preposterous to think of them as being inspired by anything that is not born out of something universal. Of course, the credit goes to Mr. CHRIS CORNER, but the roots of the phenomenon that propel his acts run deeper. In an ad-hoc interview with fans on the IAMX blog, CORNER confides that the role that music plays in his life is one of purging: “The music is a vent for my frustration, anger, aggression, sexual ambiguity, hatred, anxiety, fear of death, struggle with hedonism, obsessive guilt and general discontent with all things human. Natural and spiritual. If that stuff was on my mind day in day out I would have been in the grave a long time ago.” Therefore, favoring his X status, CHRIS CORNER does not add his life to his art, but rather, splinters off art from his life, remaining himself anonymous, but granting the opportunity of notoriety to his art. An example of delicate and humble showbiz, he also proves that the current that tells people to promote personal cults that add flavor to music is not always the best solution to come up with. The fact that IAMX speaks on so many levels to so many people is also understandable. If the level of artistic dialogue is moved from everyday to the rough primeval and unaffiliated spiritual, words run deep and speak to crowds before they do to individuals. “Volatile Times”, “Fire and Whispers” are examples to the point, while “I Am Terrified” and “My Secret Friend” illustrate the more personal touch of his music.
 
CHRIS CORNER is probably not in his last band, and most certainly has not sealed his legacy. The band culture that gave him the opportunity to propel his acts so far will be responsible for more such developments, all the more as his chameleonic presence, never stage directed but always theatrical, not overly communicative with the audience, but giving 100% while on stage, is not responsible for only branded and parented offspring: bands that acknowledged his influence, or went with it without ascertaining it fully appear every day. 

 
 
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