Icydawn

Icydawn

Real Name:
Sacha Rovelli
Profile:
The experimental Swiss project Icydawn was born in mid 90s, founded by Sacha Rovelli - former guitarist for various new wave and industrial formations ever leaving the testing room (or rehearsal room?) - to find a form of expression, far from compromising the data by the use of conventional instruments, sometimes even the music itself, often simply because the pure manipulation of sounds or samples.
The initial work of Icydawn consist of sessions of improvisation made of samples, noises and guitar, or through the use of sounds taken from an old PC and then recorded on tape and sealed with a sticker bearing the word “Icydawn”, then became the name of his project. Ideas more structured and close to the common conception of music began to take shape towards the end of the 90s, with the purchase of a synthesizer GEM S2 third hand and a 60s tape recorder Revox. After putting together a first cassette of live recordings in the studio, see the light its self-production "We Are The Lie Which Lives Upon Itself" in the form of CDR limited to 100 copies.
Here, the trial most extreme, some tracks are inspired by synthpop and new wave of the early '80s, even though all distraught and made obsessive. Follow the demo "Elucubrations ..." box containing a single track dark-ambient of 50 minutes, divided into two parts; "Humanintelligencearthcancer", an album of 11 tracks, even at the turn of synthpop, new wave and experimentation harder, "A Matter Of Deathstyle" miniCDr of 3 tracks, designed as a wall of sound devoid of musical structures and on the" Un Suono Spirituale, Una Storia Interiore ", the theme song for the photographic exhibition of the Italian Aimaproject, by the same title.
In 2008 it was released by the Swiss miniCD Show Me Your Wounds " Il Tagliacarte - L’Angelo - I Fantasmi" (with name Icydawn + Aimaproject) consisting of three minimal and obscure tracks, that host texts and spoken texts from Aimaproject, plus a ghost track. By this CD, reviewed by important web magazines, Icydawn obtains attention of the gothic-industrial scene, especially in Northern Europe.
As a result of that reputation, in 2009 Icydawn sign a contract with the Italian label Revenge Records for the creation of a compilation that gathers material from the beginnings to the present, where a majority of original tracks are accompanied versions and redone /re-elaborate some unpublished. The album will be released in November 2009 and titled "A Personal Collection Of Demo(n)s".
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Icydawn Discography

Albums

004 Icydawn Humanintelligencearthcancer(CDr) Self Inflicted 004 Switzerland 2005 Sell This Version
OBR004 All Scars Orchestra / Icydawn All Scars Orchestra / Icydawn - Tape Crash#1(Cass, Ltd, Spl) Old Bicycle Records OBR004 Switzerland 2011 Sell This Version
LESION # 0010 Icydawn Rituals Of Obsession(CDr, Ltd) Show Me Your Wounds Production LESION # 0010 2012 Sell This Version
LESION # 0015 M.B.* + Icydawn M.B.* + Icydawn - Ignea Occasum Solis(CDr, Ltd, Num) Show Me Your Wounds Production LESION # 0015 Switzerland 2013 Sell This Version
FLUX#1 Icydawn War Rumbles(LP, Album, Ltd, whi) Blackleo Prod. FLUX#1 Switzerland 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

005 Icydawn A Matter Of Deathstyle Pt. I(CDr, Mini, 3) Self Inflicted 005 Switzerland 2005 Sell This Version
none Icydawn In The Sealed Athanor(CDr, Mini, Ltd, 3) Not On Label (Icydawn) none Switzerland 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

Icydawn A Personal Collection Of Demo(n)s (Album, Comp) Revenge Records (10), Fonoarte Italy 2009 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

001 Icydawn We Are The Lie Which Lives Upon Itself(CDr, Ltd) Self Inflicted 001 Switzerland 1999 Sell This Version
003 Icydawn Elucubrations...(Cass, Ltd) Self Inflicted 003 Switzerland 2003 Sell This Version
006 Icydawn Un Suono Spirituale, Una Storia Interiore(CDr) Self Inflicted 006 Switzerland 2006 Sell This Version
LESION # 0000 Icydawn & Aimaproject Icydawn & Aimaproject - Il Tagliacarte - L'Angelo - I Fantasmi(CDr, Ltd, Min) Show Me Your Wounds Production LESION # 0000 Switzerland 2008 Sell This Version

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