Biography

A self indulging story

The Beginning

Imo Draco was created by Chris Begg as an experimental music project where limits do not apply. With music that spans several genres, including ambient, electronica, trip-hop, rock, Imo Draco keeps pushing the boundaries of what one artist can produce.

Originally releasing music under the moniker ExProphetic, an EP was released in 2012. Entitled Wrath of a Mad God, which was a metal influenced electronic record. Wrath of a Mad God would later be re-released as a 2 track single, and as an album called Return of the Mad God.

The Emergence

After three years, and a name change from ExProphetic to Imo Draco, the album The Pointless Voyage was released in 2015. An instrumental concept album that follows a troop of people on a quest from inception to the inevitable conclusion. Musically, it mixes ambient, trip-hop, and electronica to create a haunting and emotional journey.

In 2018 another concept EP was released. Erotomania follows a stalker that is obsessed with a celebrity and takes their obsession tragically too far. An extension of the style from The Pointless Voyage, Erotomania used more piano and sound effects to create the atmosphere and tell the story.

On the 11th of January, 2019, Imo Draco released his first single with vocals. Entitled Silence, the song is more pop focused than previous releases. Following the release of Silence, the Divination EP was released on the 1st of March, 2019. Divination is an EP of instrumental songs in a similar style to The Pointless Voyage, but with more genre promiscuity.

A New Era

March of 2020 saw two releases; An instrumental album called Soundscapes From The Modern Era. and a re-release of the original Exprophetic “Wrath of a Mad God” album entitled Return Of The Mad God which includes the 6 original songs and 3 bonus previously unreleased songs.

The 6th of May saw the first official Imo Draco music video with My Calling being released on YouTube. A digital single release would follow on the 30th of May 2020.

Isolation and Consternations

2020 would continue to see new music released, as The Isolation EP would be unleashed on the 24th of April, and then followed up in November with the release of a new single, One More Breath, which was released on Bandcamp on the 12th of November. Streaming platforms saw a release on the 9th of December. A music video for One More Breath was also released on the 17th of November.

On the 13th of January 2021 the concept EP Consternations, an exploration of attention deficit disorder, anxiety and depression, was released. Consternations is intended to be one piece of music, broken into sections, and listened to in one sitting.

In 2022, The Pointless Voyage was re-released and remastered as the original distributor had taken it down.

The future is the past

On the 27th of May 2022, Power Glove, the first single from the album Scitech, will be released which includes a music video. This release sees a slight change in style from Consternations to a synthwave/synthpop/retrowave style. A second single, Broken Down, was released on the 1st of July, 2022. Scitech also features a cover of the Gary Numan/Tubeway Army song Down in the Park, which is only available on streaming services and on a limited run of 50 CDs. Scitech will be released on the 21st of November, 2022.