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by Ice Orgy

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ICE ORGY 2 Cassette. 50 copies, CrO2 C30 Cassette. Letterpressed covers, j-card, and labels. Recorded and printed by R. Styles at the Unovis Workshop, Brooklyn NY. Mixed by R. Styles and Jeremy Scott.
R. Styles- strings/effects.

"I was a big fan of the first Ice Orgy cassette. The music and packaging were all there. Beautifully done work that took my breathe away and gave me something to work towards with my own label, Dead Accents. This release, or sequel if you will, continues with that awe I felt two years ago. The drones are intense and unnerving while still holding onto this subtle beauty. The letterpresses packaging looks amazing and is really well printed. The attention to detail is superb and I can't recommend this enough to everyone who makes and enjoys cassettes as much as I do. This is the label/person I would most want to release a BLSPHM release because of how nice and tasteful this is. Bravo." - devdformats.blogspot.com

"Ice Orgy is about as cold and indulgent as the name suggests. These crawling drones come courtesy of an autoharp and electronics, painting grainy streaks of disharmonious tones, and gently throbbing them into your ear holes with a plodding, pounding pulse that gradually doubles-down into a rolling rollick — the kind of thing that you’d imagine zombies dancing to. The upper register is a swarming mass, a cloud of uncertainty and unknowing seeking out any relaxed corner of your brain and infecting with a discomforting notion of simple dread. Side B has a similar vibe, quietly intimidating, cautious waves of noise ebbing in from the ether as metallic clangs haunt in the distance before that throbbing beat pounds its way back into your consciousness — more subtle this time, with the light touch of Wolfgang Voigt’s Gas (thinking “Zauberberg” here), but maybe even more effective in its incessant, insanity-inducing presence. Ice Orgy is pure anxiety in sound, a cold sweat for the ages. Purportedly the second release under this moniker (hence the title, “2”), Roy Styles wrapped his tape up in a nice letter pressed package with super large and foreboding Gothic font all over it. I’d love to see what this guy could do with 12 inches of vinyl to carve. For now, we’ve got this one available in a cassette edition of 50." - www.tinymixtapes.com/cerberus/

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released March 30, 2014

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Ice Orgy Port Angeles, Washington

Ice Orgy is the project of R. Styles in Port Angeles, WA. Using modified autoharp and electronic effects, he creates dense drones and meditative washes of sound drawing upon influences such as Steve Reich, Wolfgang Voigt, Abruptum, and the noisier side of Shoegaze and Black Metal.. Please contact the Unovis Workshop for booking queries. ... more

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