ALEC EMPIRE INTERVIEW ABOUT UPCOMING RELEASE „LOW ON ICE (THE COMPLETE ICELAND SESSIONS)
Mo Loschelder is interviewing Alec Empire about his upcoming 3 x CD album “Low On Ice (The Complete Iceland Sessions)“.
Low on Ice was an extended mood piece evoking the vast expanse of the arctic tundra, it sonorous landscape and sense of isolation dissolved time and space. Recorded in a tent in Iceland using minimal equipment – this was long before the era of the laptop – the result was one of the coldest and sonorous recordings made to date. Empire described it as „slowly drowning in ice water, seeing the sun moving further away from you.“ It was chosen amongst the 50 most important electronic music albums since the last 25 years by German Groove Magazine.
Almost 20 years after recording “Low on Ice” Empire, prompted by a request for music by a film director, delved into his archive and found much more music from the same sessions. He digitized the full Iceland Sessions, 175 minutes of music, which will be released later this year on a 3 CD boxset.
Now in 2014 Alec Empire will bring “Low On Ice” to the stage for a few intimate shows, using the soundtrack to take international audiences with him on an illusive trip back to Iceland’s harsh winter landscape.