Saturday, 7 September 2013
Sunday Sessions: Ice Sea Dead People
Ice, Sea, Dead People is a noisy British post-rock band, whose music also has a large artistic focus.
Their music is intense and yet finely nuanced. The energy of their work is palpable. This latest release of theirs is a double A-sided 7-inch single featuring two songs: "You Could Be A Model" and "Ultra Slience". The concept behind this release is that it is printed on translucent vinyl, but each record has a unique picture on each side of the vinyl. There are only 180 copies pressed, and each copy is different - there are no two exactly alike.
The cool thing is that these art pieces were drawn by hand by 18 people who drew on paper placed on working turntables, as the band played each song on the record. The band played the songs 10 times, each person made 10 spirals per song. The artwork is amazing and the music is unbelievable.
This band has taken its approach to physical product to a new level. The ideas presented in their music and their visual identity are both inspired and inspiring. This is definitely a band to keep an eye out for in the future.