Encapsulated into a cold yet comfortable shell of ice, we are here to feel the time pass by, realizing the futility of measuring it or fearing it.
Rays of light hit the surface of solid water above us, acting as a prism dispersing coloured beams of pure energy in our glass cathedral. It's an invitation to only live the moment and not try to remember the past or imagine the future, to fully grasp the ephemereal beauty of the now.
You Only Live Ice wants you to start feeling and stop thinking.
Favorite track: You only live ice (Part II).
A moody, detailed and wide-ranging work, in which atmosphere and dramaturgy lead the ear into a suspended world, like being entrapped within an Arctic ice shelf...
Philippe Petit is interested in soundtracks; even if he creates original music he'd rather be introduced as a "musical travel agent" than a composer.
Since the early 2000s he has been performing the world, playing festivals all over Europe, Canada, USA, Mexico, South America, Australia & Asia... Feeling lucky to release on several international labels such as Aagoo, Southern UK, Monotype, Alrealon Musique, Beta Lactam Ring, Sub Rosa, HomeNormal, Important, HelloSquare, Public Eyesore, Utech, Staubgold, etc...
Fortunate enough to work with what people call a dream-team of collaborators: joining Lydia Lunch, Murcof, The European Contemporary Orchestra (E.C.O.), Mark Cunningham (MARS), Cindytalk, Orkest De Ereprijs, Audrey Chen, Mia Zabelka, Iancu Dumitrescu's Hyperion Ensemble, Stephen O'Malley, Yannick Barman, PAS or Faust onstage and-or in studio.
Besides Petit did some recordings with: Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots), Simon Fisher Turner, Kumo, Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys), Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle), My Brightest Diamond, Sybarite, Foetus, Pantaleimon, Graham Lewis (Wire), Barry Adamson, Andy Diagram, Scanner, Machinefabriek, Mira Calix, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Justin K. Broadrick, James Johnston (Gallon Drunk/Bad Seeds/Faust), ASVA, Jarboe, Jad Fair and many more...
released May 20, 2016
Release date: May 2016
Format: CD Digipack ltd editon with special finish
Photography by Bjarne Riesto, layout by Rutger Zuydervelt.
A Glacial Movements Records release, May 2016.
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