Eis Ijs Ice
'How did you make THAT SOUND? It *&%#@ smoked my tweeters!!' - true earwitness testimony. '...reminds me of a rube goldberg machine...funky.' Slambient. Slambient. Slambient. EIS IJS ICE (all pronounced like 'ice') is the result of a flurry of noisemaking experimentation using looping stompboxes, sleeplessness, the Gittler (a wonderful instrument), basses, guitars, metallic junk, and tape. The result is ambient music with a sharp edge. Each piece is sonic view of an arctic land or seascape on another planet somewhere. White started playing guitars and basses at 12 or 13, first learning punchy commercial rock, but then moving into heavy metal and progrock psychedelia. Then came punk and the departure from blues and rock tradition in his playing and composition. Even from the beginning of this encounter with sound, he experimented with spring reverbs converted into instruments, machine noises, gadgets, phasers.