Icy Demons

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Icy Demons is an experimental music project started by Bablicon's Griffin Rodriguez (credited as Blue Hawaii) and Man Man / Need New Body's Christopher Powell (Pow Pow). A project of various Chicago musicians, they have released three albums, Fight Back! on the Elephant 6-associated label Cloud Recordings, Tears of a Clone on Eastern Developments Music, and Miami Ice on the label started by Rodriguez and Powell called Obey Your Brain.

Influences & Style[edit]

Demons can be seen as a continuation of the Canterbury Scene which involved acts like Soft Machine and Robert Wyatt. They do however move forward into new ground by mixing this Canterbury style with a noticeable Krautrock influence, especially that of Can. Some melodic lines and rhythmic patterns are strongly reminiscent of Frank Zappa's compositions. Other similar acts include Aksak Maboul, Pit er Pat, Pop-off Tuesday, Lightning Bolt, and Cheer Accident.

Discography[edit]

  • (2004) Fight Back!
  • (2005) Jump Off 7" b/w Pit Er Pat
  • (2006) Tears of a Clone
  • (2008) Miami Ice

Members (Past and Present)[edit]

  • Griffin Rodriguez aka Blue Hawaii aka Tombstone G
  • Chris Powell aka Pow Pow aka Rick Daggers
  • The Diminisher aka Da Minister aka Thousand Rabbits Running
  • Moylando Calrissian
  • Dylan Ryan aka Ilcativo
  • TA-FREAK-YA
  • Ali Hawkbar
  • Young Master Schneider
  • Smart Cousin
  • Yo!Hanan
  • Monsieur Jeri
  • Tim Conley aka MAST

Shape Shoppe[edit]

Blue Hawaii also runs a recording studio in Chicago's south loop called the Shape Shoppe. Besides Bablicon and Icy Demons, he has engineered and mixed many local and regional bands' records. Most recently he has worked with Beirut to record their newest double LP "March of the Zapotec" and a forthcoming LP with rapper Count Bass D.

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