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ICE (official capitalization) is an industrial music band formed by guitarist Justin Broadrick and saxophonist/vocalist Kevin Martin.


PATH11CD Ice - Under The Skin album art Ice Under The Skin (Album) Pathological Records PATH11CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
9 47068-2 Ice - Bad Blood album art Ice Bad Blood (Album) In Bloom, Reprise Records 9 47068-2 US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CRASHH 04 Ice - Quarantine album art Ice Quarantine(CD, EP) Carcrashh CRASHH 04 US 1995 Sell This Version
MORPH 001 EP Ice - Headwreck album art Ice Headwreck(12") Morpheus Records MORPH 001 EP UK 1998 Sell This Version
MORPH PROMO Ice - ‘Bad Blood’ Transfusion album art Ice Meet The Underdog Ice Meet The Underdog - ‘Bad Blood’ Transfusion(12") Morpheus Records MORPH PROMO Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
Morpheus Promo 01 Ice - Trapped in Three Dimensions album art Ice Trapped in Three Dimensions(12", Single, Promo) Morpheus Morpheus Promo 01 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MORPH 002 EP Ice - Trapped In Three Dimensions album art Ice Trapped In Three Dimensions(12") Morpheus Records MORPH 002 EP UK 1999 Sell This Version


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February 21, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
From the two albums that constitute their discography, search not the debut. The real ICE gem is "bad blood". In here shines the beat from Brooklyn Illbient scene, clever worked out by people like JK Broderick, Dave Cochrane, Kevin Martin, Lou Ciccotelli and Alex Blues. They created something pretty discerning and eclectic here. The sum of two perspectives to conceive industrial dub.

Damn, this is probably the most twisted, densest, weirdest, sharply demented album in Illbient. And maybe in hip hop history, dark doped matter for sure, voodoo of the modern age. Only for the daring or in agreement with madness.

Pure finesse in production with JK Broderick adding his part to summon this beast. A massive, plagued album. Playing in a league that stretch the concept till provoking delirium with its fx wizardry, detailed sampling, out of hand turntabilism, every effect is audible, every rhythmic transition smooth like lime, submerging the listener into this dark walk through swampy dubby groovy Illbient land.

It's lovely to feel the heaviness of this rhythms that sound so massively organic, so alive, just as if they were gut peristaltism enveloped by this twisted atmosphere full of morphing tones, analog beeps and intriguing fx and demonic rappings. The work is not enterely instrumental though, there is some rapping here but the distortions, effects make them sound eerie, hellish, almost non human which gives an extra power to the general atmosphere included.
Each track is surprisingly intriguing, smoothly heavy, submitting the listener fully into its rhythmic mesmerism and hallucinated atmosphere.

Tracks defy the linear rhythmic development, rhythms are morphed and intertwined with atmospherics by transit smoothly, unadvertedly bringing this suscintly dreamy atmosphere from a veil of hash or opium, the feeling is that of inmersion, claustrophobic psychedelia, inspiring paranoia. Lucid, lazy, heavy...

This is not the kind of album you listen as elevator music, it is demanding, requires your absolute attention and certain mood for darkness and craziness.

Truly genius.

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