Released 15th June 2018
After a ten year long career releasing music with many different labels Icicle has taken the logical next step and started his own imprint, entitled Entropy Music. The name derived from his second album ‘Entropy’ still aims to inspire the concept that music behaves as all things do in nature and degrades, falls apart and becomes more chaotic with time. In an effort to confront this, Entropy Music strives to bring controlled, rolling, technically detailed music, without ever overstepping that line when the process becomes inhuman and cold.
On this second release on Entropy Music Icicle teams up with kindred spirit and cousin Proxima to deliver a four track collaborative EP. The opening track which also welcomes Ben Verse to the label, is rolling tech funk pur sang. The weighty and detailed yet simple breathing groove make it a track true to the Entropy ethos and Ben complements this with his trademark Lyrics reminiscent of renegade hardware shows past. On the A2. Icicle brings a near wooden stepper with a viscous turbulent low-end, a firm wink to the past, with Dust Me Off. Icicle’s track is expertly offset by Proxima’s solo offering Retrace a peak into futurism boasting an evolved playful groove which takes on board equal measures of jump up and 90’s tech. The EP is rounded up by the title track Deep Dreaming, where Icicle and Proxima collaborate once more to bring a slight curve-ball. Pianos ring in an eerie musical intro to a dark but sultry track where the energy is second to the atmosphere.
a1. Icicle & Proxima - Outer Planes ft. Ben Verse
a2. Icicle - Dust Me Off
b1. Proxima - Retrace
b2. Icicle & Proxima - Deep Dreaming
Release Date: 1st December 2017
Release no1 on Entropy Music, the new record label from icicle.
On this first release Icicle teams up with long time collaborator Mefjus to bring ‘Efficient’. In the making for over two years, this quirky roller is steeped in detail and has an incredible amount of layers running through it. In the ever graying landscape of ‘man-tek’ it alludes to the typical formulaic approach with a monstrous intro but soon takes off it’s mask and rolls out like the stepper that it is.
Alongside the title track are two solo tunes by icicle ‘Time Waster’ & ‘Split Fibers’ both attempting in different ways to find identity in an ever more technical musical landscape. Lending from 90’s drum and bass and rave, both tracks are about groove above anything else. A somewhat stripped back approach to fusion reminiscent to Icicle’s earlier work.
a1. Mefjus & Icicle - Efficient
b1. Icicle - Time Waster
b2. Icicle - Split Fibers