Timothy Michael Immen is an emerging independent recording artist who made his solo debut last year. His four-song EP Yesterday’s Tomorrows introduced a multi-talented and eclectic electronic music composer and producer. The record was a collaboration with Gregory ‘Saint G’ Neilson.
The prolific producer followed that debut with a twenty-six track eponymous LP. Built on a firm foundation of synth-fueled electronic music, Timothy Michael Immen’s sound is a rich mix of classic vibes and modern production. He is a deeply creative and eclectic composer with a knack for weaving infectiously catchy melodies.
The Early 2020’s Essentials is a new collection of select tracks from Timothy Michael Immen’s debut album, released worldwide via all major streaming services on July 16, 2023. From the hypnotic and percussive “The Stars in Your Eyes” to “New Dawn”, an inspiring anthem to the rising sun and new possibilities, the six-song set perfectly captures the broad range style and unique creativity of this talented songwriter.
Throughout the set, Timothy Michael Immen weaves a genre-bending web. “A Real Toy Soldier” is an experimental piece that opens on an odd rhythm, setting to music the awkward march of the titular character. Soon the track takes a darker turn into the cacophonous reality of war. “Electric Dynamo” follows with synthwave vibes and an overdriven dubstep-like sawtooth synth bass before dropping to electro-pop groove.
“The Living Word” is some beautiful melodic avant-garde new wave pop, recalling some of the more accessible works of The Residents. Timothy Michael Immen steps to the mic for the sweet, soulful, and melancholy love song “I Got A Lot”, and then again on the aforementioned inspirational pop ballad “New Dawn”.
Check out The Early 2020’s Essentials by Timothy Michael Immen, or listen to his entire debut album on your favorite streaming service. You can also watch the video for the track “The Stars in Your Eyes”, or hear it on the Deep Dive : Dance & Electronic playlist. We had the chance to chat with Timothy Michael Immen about his new music. check out his answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist.
8 Questions with Timothy Michael Immen
Where are you from?
I was born in Chicago but grew up mainly in Phoenix, AZ so I’d say I’m from Phoenix.
How long have you been making music?
I started exactly when Covid began. I was very interested in doing it for a while up to that point but that was really when I started devoting serious time to it and collecting the necessary equipment.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
It’s mainly just me. I’d say my friend Saint G has been a great collaborator, friend, and also featured artist on some of my work.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
I really loved Elliott Smith growing up and my mom always played Phil Collins on tape in the car. I also really like the Flaming Lips and I am a huge fan of Disasterpeace.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
I teach ESL in Korea right now and have my own private academy to work with a small set of students individually and in small groups. I’ve studied a lot about speaking and intonation in speaking / singing, so I’d say that working in that field has really helped me a lot.
What inspired you to create this project?
There wasn’t a person in particular, but I’d thank my wife, my mom, and Saint G for being really supportive and helping me have the support I needed.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
I’m going to continue making my own stuff. I’d like to work on a serious album where I have a fan base waiting for it and do a proper release. Besides that, I’d love to work on a film or video game OST. I really don’t know how to go about doing that, but it’s on the horizon so it’s pretty cool to get excited and learn more.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
Not right now. I just want to say thank you for covering my work and I hope everyone that listens to it knows I really appreciate them.