Conceived sometime in 2014, I Soar I is a Manila-based experimental/alternative metal band originally intended as a side project gearing towards a unique fusion of industrial, ambient, and psychedelic soundscape. It has since moved on from its bedroom project phase and has evolved into a full-fledged band now comprised of former/current members of Praena, Bloodshedd, Scarlet Tears, Anhura, Apostate, Raven Wundis, Candyaudioline, Matilda, and Decay Transit.
I Soar I released its self-titled Promotional Demo in 2016 followed by the ‘Lifting the Veil of Corporate Fiction’ full-length album in 2020; thereafter, the band contributed to Dott Seki’s ‘Darker I Die (Remixes & Other Versions)’ digital compilation together with Somnus Mortem of Saviorskin in late 2021; at present, a three-track digital release entitled ‘Ad Interim,’ and in collaboration with Manila’s darkwave act Names are for Tombstones, is now set to launch in 2022. Throughout the years, I Soar I has likewise paid homage to a diverse set of artists including Dead Can Dance, Depeche Mode, and Philippine punk legend Dead Ends.
I Soar I is currently in the process of recording its second full-length album, tentatively titled ‘Deus Ex Configuration,’ under the mentorship and guidance of Mr. Alexander Ecker of Pearlsound Studio in Germany. Mr. Ecker is known for his significant work on certain releases by foreign bands, such as Metal Church, and is expected to impart his creativity and prowess on I Soar I’s forthcoming projects.
I SOAR I is:
ALDWIN PATRICIO SANTOS
AYN RUTH ZAMBRANO TOLENTINO
CHARINA VINUYA TIANZON
DARWIN TOLENTINO VENUS
DIMSON TOLENTINO VENUS
FRANCIS CALIXTO FERNANDEZ RONQUILLO