"New vs Old’ is another collection of effortlessly gorgeous hip hop." -The Find Magazine
"You can’t fake your way into finding a groove, you have to feel it. And IV can feel out a groove." -Scratched Vinyl
"It’s atypical IV with his multi-layered style of live instrumentation and obscure drum samples and high hats and pauses and … you get the idea. " -The Echo Chamber Blog
"Remember the name, IV the Polymath has only just begun to leave his mark in hip-hop." -The Word Is Bond
After several well-received digital & cassette releases IV the Polymath is back at it with New. vs. Old; a unique blend of live instrumentation & hip-hop production.
Despite flying under the radar, IV has been steadily building a name for himself thru music licensing (Mountain Dew Tour 2011), collaborations (junclassic, Atari Blitzkrieg), radio play (XM Radio, WEFUNK Radio), & charity work (St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Charity: Water).
Musically, New vs. Old is crossroads between where IV’s been & where he’s headed. Advanced arrangements, diverse textures, & skillful breakdowns all work to define his unique sound & leave listeners wondering why they haven’t heard of him before. Add in hard-hitting drums, funky basslines, & soulful keys & each track is a musical journey in & of itself.
released 13 December 2011
All Songs Produced, Arranged, Performed, & Mixed by IV the Polymath
Recorded at The Bee Hive (Muncie, IN, USA)
Mastered by Kyle Murdock
Design by groundmedia
IV the Polymath is an American instrumental musician & hip hop producer. Despite over a decade of experience as a drummer,
guitarist & pianist, he is primarily known for his instrumental projects in which he combines live instrumentation with traditional hip hop production techniques to provide a unique blend of sounds & styles....more