Lou Ciccotelli

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Lou Ciccotelli
Genres Dream pop, industrial, noise rock, trip hop
Years active1989present
Labels Too Pure
Associated actsDragline Speedway, Drunk Tank, Eardrum, God, Ice, Laika, SLAB!

Lou Ciccotelli is an American musician from Chicago who served as a drummer for multiple British bands, including God, Ice and Laika. [1]



Lou Ciccotelli was a founding member of the noise rock group Drunk Tank, but parted with them after recording their two singles in 1989. The same year he briefly became a member of the industrial rock act Slab! shortly before they disbanded.

He later joined God, an industrial metal ensemble with free jazz leanings founded by British musician Kevin Martin. He recorded two studio albums with the band, Possession in 1992 and The Anatomy of Addiction in 1994, along with several live albums and EPs. He collaborated again with Martin on Bad Blood , an industrial hip hop project issued under the name Ice in 1998. [2]

He began recording with the dream pop band Laika in 1994, first appearing on the EP Antenna and then on their full-length debut album Silver Apples of the Moon . [3] He has since performed on all four of Laika's studio albums.


1992 God Possession Virgin
1994 God The Anatomy of Addiction Big Cat
Laika Silver Apples of the Moon Too Pure
1996 Gary Smith StereoChronoscope
1997 Laika Sounds of the Satellites Too Pure
1998 Ice Bad Blood Morpheus
1999 Rhys Chatham Hard EdgeMorpheus
MassFrom ZeroThe Wire Editions
2000 Laika Good Looking Blues Too Pure
2001EardrumSide Effects The Leaf
2003 Laika Wherever I Am I Am What Is Missing Too Pure
2007KlimaKlima Peacefrog
2013Dragline SpeedwayBlack ThunderGibbon Envy

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