Under the Skin (Ice album)

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Under the Skin
Ice - Under the Skin.jpg
Studio album by Ice
Released 1993
Recorded Jon Wakelin/Jasmine Cafe, Birmingham
Genre Industrial, dub, experimental hip hop
Length77:08
Label Pathological
Producer Kevin Martin
Ice chronology
Under the Skin
(1993)
Bad Blood
(1998) Bad Blood1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Under the Skin is the debut album of Ice, released in 1993 through Pathological Records. [2]

Ice is an industrial music band formed by guitarist Justin Broadrick and saxophonist/vocalist Kevin Martin.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks written by Ice.

No.TitleLength
1."Juggernaut Kiss"7:40
2."Survival of the Fattest"5:59
3."Out of Focus"9:53
4.".357 Magnum Is a Monster"7:51
5."Skyscraper"8:16
6."The Flood"6:12
7."Stick Insect"7:29
8."Implosion"10:15
9."The Swimmer"13:28

Accolades

YearPublicationCountryAccoladeRank
1993 Mojo United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" 15 [3]
1995 Alternative Press United States "Top 99 of '85 to '95" 97 [4]
"*" denotes an unordered list.

Personnel

Ice
Justin Broadrick Record producer, musician, singer

Justin Karl Michael Broadrick is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer. He is best known as a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to combine elements of extreme metal and industrial music. He was briefly in the English grindcore band Napalm Death when he was a teenager in the mid-1980s, writing and recording guitar for Side One of Napalm Death's debut album, Scum. Broadrick has also maintained a parallel career as a producer, producing records and remixes for groups such as Pantera, Isis, Mogwai and Hydra Head labelmates Pelican. Since 2012, he has been releasing hard techno music under the solo moniker JK Flesh. Broadrick has set up record labels such as HeadDirt, Avalanche Recordings, Post Mortem Productions, Lo Fibre and Heartache.

Guitar fretted string instrument

The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger(s)/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.

Drum machine electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums or other percussion instruments

A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion. Drum machines may imitate drum kits or other percussion instruments, or produce unique sounds. Most modern drum machines allow users to program their own rhythms. Drum machines may create sounds using analog synthesis or play prerecorded samples.

Production and additional personnel
Alex Buess experimental musician and composer

Alex Buess is a Swiss composer, saxophone player, producer and sound artist born in 1954 in Basel (CH).

Tenor saxophone type of saxophone

The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s. The tenor and the alto are the two most commonly used saxophones. The tenor is pitched in the key of B (while the Alto is pitched in the key of E), and written as a transposing instrument in the treble clef, sounding an octave and a major second lower than the written pitch. Modern tenor saxophones which have a high F key have a range from A2 to E5 (concert) and are therefore pitched one octave below the soprano saxophone. People who play the tenor saxophone are known as "tenor saxophonists", "tenor sax players", or "saxophonists".

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References

  1. Raggett, Ned. "Under the Skin". Allmusic. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  2. Robbins, Ira (2007). "Ice". Trouser Press . Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  3. "The Wire End Of Year Lists 1993". Mojo . Retrieved May 29, 2013.
  4. "Top 99 Of '85 to '95". Alternative Press . Retrieved May 29, 2013.