Born and raised in
communist Bulgaria, Krassy Halatchev (Icicle) grew
up with a few tight friends who were true music
maniacs. Being one of them as well, he studied and
analyzed every note of the repertoire of his
favorite bands (Pink Floyd, Genesis, The Police, The
B-52’s, Depeche Mode, The Cure…). With a little help
from his friends (and band mates) he bought his
first bass guitar - a Fender Music Master. It turned
out to be the best investment he ever made, for it
changed Krassy’s life.
Following years of ardent
practicing and playing in garages and clubs, the
skilled musician fled from his native country and
landed in Montreal one freezing-cold winter day in
1990. His brother-like peers from the band The
Clouds accompanied him in this new and exiting
adventure. At the time they were passionately
devoted to the 90’s psychedelic rock. After many
subway and club gigs, considerable magazine and
newspaper coverage, and two full-length albums, the
members of the band decided to explore new horizons,
this time separately.
In 1996 Krassy joined the
band Chiwawa. Produced by Steve Witfield (The Cure,
The Mission, The Trash Can Sinatras) and recorded at
The Mission’s studio in Bristol, Chiwawa’s first
album The Sick World of Yona won the attention of
Becoming a core member of the group,
Krassy composed and sang a major part of Chiwawa’s
seven albums worth of material.
In 2014 Icicle
released his first solo album, “Resurgence”.
Multifaceted and very seasoned, this 13-piece oeuvre
represents a passage door between the past and the
future, a quintessence of lessons learned and dreams
that lay ahead.
His second album, “Theorems”
(official release date – September 15, 2015) cements
Icicle’s musical path where pop, rock and funk
elements reminisce of the 80s, 90s and 2000s. It
curls upward on a journey of his life’s spiral.
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Montreal writer and
composer Krassy Halatchev (Icicle) invites us in the
universe of his latest album – a world of sensual
fantasies, eerie nightmares and biting reality. The
third instalment of his solo career titled
“Reverie”, releases officially on April 3rd, 2016.
Matured and eclectic sound (think of a blend between
Depeche Mode, Placebo, Simple Minds, The Black Keys
and Beck) fills the 48-minute record.
latest studio full-length consists of 12
unmistakable compositions that are woven with
passion and conviction. They span through delicate
slow rhythms, voluptuous mid-range and furious
Icicle takes us through his world of
tenderness (“Nothing In You”), apocalypse (“Fools
Refuse To Learn”), personal disappointment (“What
Day Is Today”), intimate stasis (“Boggles My Mind”)
and social criticism (“Paranoid Pigeon”, “The Edge
On Which We Run”).
Icicle’s life’s perspective
has closely tied him together with Florida-based
poet Joel Jenkins, the man behind the integral and
deep-felt lyrics of 4 songs on this record. This
collaboration has given life to compositions that
are extremely personal and universal at the same
time. "Paranoid Pigeon", the album’s first single,
is a perfect example of their remarkable teamwork.
The song is simply contagious, driven by a hypnotic
groove and infectious hooks. Its imagery reflects
the zeitgeist of today and the chorus resonates long
after the song's end.
can pre-order “Reverie” on
BandCamp starting February 19th, 2016. It will also
be available starting April 3rd at every major
online retailer (iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Napster,
Rhapsody, HMV, Tower Records, CD Universe…).
Contact us for more information and/or to
request album download links.
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