Planet of Ice

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Planet of Ice
Studio album by Minus the Bear
Released United States August 21, 2007
United Kingdom August 20, 2007
Recorded Robert Lang, Red Room
Genre Indie rock, experimental rock, progressive rock, math rock
Length 48:34
Label Suicide Squeeze Records
Producer Minus the Bear, Matt Bayles
Minus the Bear chronology
Interpretaciones del Oso
(2007)
Planet of Ice
(2007)
Acoustics
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (74/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
The A.V. Club A- [1]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars
No Ripcord 8/10 [2]
Pitchfork Media 7.2/10 link
Relevant 4/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars link

Planet of Ice is the third full-length album from Minus the Bear, released on August 21, 2007 by Suicide Squeeze Records. It was produced and recorded by the band's former keyboard player, Matt Bayles, in February and March 2007. It is the first Minus the Bear album to feature keyboardist Alex Rose, who replaced Matt Bayles after he left the band to concentrate on his career as a producer.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Burying Luck"   4:53
2. "Ice Monster"   4:03
3. "Knights"   3:38
4. "White Mystery"   4:37
5. "Dr. L'Ling"   6:47
6. "Part 2"   3:50
7. "Throwin' Shapes"   2:46
8. "When We Escape"   4:03
9. "Double Vision Quest"   4:27
10. "Lotus"   8:48
iTunes Bonus Track
No. Title Length
11. "Cat Calls and Ill Means"   3:39

Bonus CD[edit]

The first edition contained a Bonus CD with four tracks, two of which did not appear on Planet of Ice.

No. Title Length
1. "Electric Rainbow"   3:43
2. "Patiently Waiting"   4:15
3. "Knights" (P.O.S. Remix) 3:34
4. "Ice Monster" (Demo) 3:51

Vinyl information[edit]

A limited run of 2000 colored records was pressed and released by Suburban Home on vinyl imprint, Vinyl Collective.[2] High demand led to a second pressing, which included a limited edition tour pressing.[3]

To date, there have been four official pressings of Planet of Ice on vinyl. All pressings are double LPs.[4]

Test pressing[edit]

A test pressing of 20 copies was pressed by Suburban Home records. Copies were given to the band members, recording engineers, and management. Unique artwork was hand painted on each sleeve by Vinnie Fasano.

First pressing[edit]

  • 2000 copies total, sold out prior to US release date.
  1. 500 - clear with magenta splatter
  2. 500 - clear with silver splatter
  3. 500 - white with silver splatter
  4. 500 - solid silver

Second pressing[edit]

  • 1000 copies total, shipping early October 2007. Has since sold out.
  1. 500 - clear with gold splatter (tour exclusive)
  2. 500 - solid white

Third pressing[edit]

  • 1000 copies total, made available in 2008 after second pressing sold out.
  1. 500 - coke bottle blue
  2. 500 - baby pink

Fourth pressing[edit]

  • 1000 copies total, made available in 2010 after third pressing.
  1. 500 - clear granite
  2. 500 - clear with purple splash

Personnel[edit]

Other personnel[edit]

  • Co-produced by Chris Common
  • Engineered by Matt Bayles and Chris Common
  • Additional engineering by Alex Rose and Jake Snider
  • Mixed by Matt Bayles
  • Mastered by Ed Brooks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Planet of Ice". metacritic.com. Retrieved 2014-09-22. 
  2. ^ Planet of Ice Double LP preorder. Vinyl Collective website. 2007.
  3. ^ Planet of Ice Double LP re-press preorder. Vinyl Collective website. 2007.
  4. ^ Planet of Ice product page at Vinyl Collective. Retrieved September 30, 2008.

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