Mighty Athenian duo Ice_Eyes have previously released their edgy club mutations on labels such as Seagrave, Genot Centre, ANBA, TAR and Ernest D. Tapes. They have now assembled an action- packed six-track EP for Hypermedium, making fine use of their futuristic mechanics and ultra-fine sonic weaponry.
Ice_Eyes’ approach on ‘Vicious Circles’ simulates a plethora of dark materials mixed together, sculpted with a laser light cutter, as reflected on the self-titled track. This nexus ushers the listeners to throw themselves to an eerie storm of outstanding grime-leaning kinetics like ‘HYDRO’ or to the claustrophobic space of ‘Folded’. The gabber-ish breakcore rhythmology of ‘BH Agony’ creates an urge to frantically gasp for air, while the elegiac euphoria of ‘Crystalbody’ is the centrepiece of its full rave energy. This eumorphic projection of pseudo cylindrical body phenomena is always present and changes the mood effectively. ‘Endless Clicks’ outro gives away that different twist of mood shifts by formulating hazy vocal phrases and circling stuttering crunchy layered beats arrangements. All in all, ‘Vicious Circles’ creates an idiosyncratic portrait of club cult ecstasy mood shifts.
Athens based artists Anastasios Tatsis and Spiros Alfa started their collaboration as Ice_Eyes some years ago. Together they produce leftfield electronic music. Both artists are constantly experimenting with modern club territories, techniques, and atmospheres. Their favorite palette of materials consists of advanced dynamic sound motifs, sub-zero pitched bass drops, and rhythmic alchemies.
Having released music on Seagrave [UK], Genot Centre [Czech], ANBA [Cairo], TAR [USA, Los Angeles], forthcoming on Ernest D. Tapes [France] and Hypermedium [Athens] their material is sculpted and emerging from a vast community of innovative artists. Also, their material is listed on many VA compilations on labels such as Gin & Platonic, Nous Disques, Comic Sans Records, Trial & Error, Radio Kapital etc.
Their music has been remixed/reformed from worldwide emblematic artists like ZULI, Renick Bell, Gallen Tipton, CXLO to mention a few, while their material is featured frequently in DJ sets/Radio shows of Lee Gamble, Grahan Dunning, Bapari, Lawson Benn (Public Order), Skyapnea, PBDY and others.
The prolific duo is currently hosting regular shows on Ma3azef Radio (Tunis, Cairo), Threads Radio (UK) and Movement Radio (Movement Festival’s Radio slot, Athens), while they occasionally stop by NTS, Noods and other Radio stations/ hubs to spin new music.
released February 19, 2021
Mixed by Ice_Eyes and Stefan Konstantinidis.
Mastered by Thomas P. Heckmann and cut by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle.
Artwork by Inhalt.
Hypermedium is a label aiming to showcase contemporary directions in electronic music, from mutated club music and electronic de-composition to advanced computer music synthesis and researches in rhythmic idiosyncrasies.
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More stuff for the technoheads! ice_eyes goes super hard on this new EP. Few straightforward beats, but rather more involved experimental stuff and lovely samples in the rhythms. I love it. Great remix by MarcelDune to finish it off. Gene Hex · Evening of Light