Low on Ice (The Iceland Sessions)

Low on Ice (The Iceland Sessions) (commonly known as just Low on Ice) is the second solo studio album by German electronic artist Alec Empire, the third of five of his to be released on the Mille Plateaux label. Issued in 1995, Empire recorded the album over three days in August that same year during a tour of Iceland with his band Atari Teenage Riot.[2] Primarily written outdoors in tents and recorded onto analog tapes,[3][4] the record is noted for its ambient overtone,[1][4][5] something not commonly associated with Empire's music.

Low on Ice (The Iceland Sessions)
Studio album by
Released18 December 1995 (1995-12-18)
Recorded47 August 1995, Iceland
LabelMille Plateaux
ProducerAlec Empire
Alec Empire chronology
Generation Star Wars
Low on Ice (The Iceland Sessions)
Hypermodern Jazz
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Though plans were announced of a triple-CD reissue containing unreleased archive material,[6] this deluxe reissue has yet to be released. "22:24", "Low on Ice", "metall Dub" and both untitled tracks would later be included on the compilation album The Geist of Alec Empire.[7]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Alec Empire.

1."37.2 Pt.1"7:23
3."20 (1)"4:09
4."20 (2)"2:17
7."Low on Ice"7:55
8."Metall Dub"7:00
10."We Were Burnt"4:13
11."37.2 Pt.2"0:56


  1. AllMusic review
  2. [http://www.alecempirefansite.com/mp/mille_plateaux_notes.html The Mille Plateaux Years Archived 2007-03-10 at the Wayback Machine, AlecEmpireFansite.com, last accessed 2007-10-12.
  3. Walters, Sarah (2015-02-20). "High on innovation: Alec Empire debuts his seminal Low On Ice album in Manchester". www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2018-12-25.
  4. n/a. "Alec Empire Talks". theransomnote.com. The Ransom Note. Retrieved 2018-12-25.
  5. Richter, Andreas (2015-01-08). "Alec Empire verweigert den quality content". noisey.vice.com. Vice. Retrieved 2018-12-25.
  6. Jacquet, Marianne (2018-02-03). "Breaking the Ice with Alec Empire - An Interview". kaltblut-magazine.com. Kaltblut Magazine. Retrieved 2018-12-25.
  7. Bush, John. "Review of The Geist of Alec Empire". allmusic.com. Allmusic Guide. Retrieved 2018-12-25.

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