Leanne Betasamosake Simpson - Theory Of Ice
Cat. no: LPYC048
Release Date: 9th April 2021
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer, artist, and musician who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation.
Her work breaks open the intersections between politics, story, and song’revealing a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity.
Theory Of Ice is the result of an ongoing practice in the poetics of language reclamation and the aesthetics of relationship. Leanne is joined on the album by primary collaborators, Ansley Simpson and Nick Ferrio, and producer Jonas Bonetta (Evening Hymns).
John K. Samson (The Weakerthans) contributes featured vocals to Surface Tension. I Pity The Country is a cover of Willie Dunn’s song, most widely known as the first track on the Native North America Vol 1. (Light In The Attic, 2014), here brought to life in a powerful new arrangement by Leanne and her band.
Tracks: Break Up / OK Indicts / Viscosity / Surface Tension / I Pity The Country / Failure Of Melting / The Wake / Head Of The Lake