Lying On Ice create plush sonic sculptures of deeply textured tracks providing a cocoon that surrounds and warms the listener. Songs that evoke intense emotion, and the beauty lost day to day, songs that highlight the frailty of existence and the resilience of life. The soundtrack for reflecting on the past in a future that has yet to come. Lying On Ice builds their plush sonic tracks with the textures of prepared piano, drums dragged through dirt and gravel, filtered guitars slowly drowning in reverb, animals, insects and psychedelic synths sounds. Music that is radically self aware from a distance yet intimate and approachable, humble and formed with exquisite attention to detail. The deep layers of texture will keep you on a journey of sonic discovery with each listen.

Lying on ice is a duo comprised of JesseTM and Angela Cross. Blending trip hop, psychedelic rock, shoegazing, dream pop and neo-classical elements the sound Lying On Ice creates is instantly recognizable.

“The masterfully atmospheric “Let Me Go”, an icy synth arpeggio surrounds otherworldly vocals, the female lead projecting a heavenly tone as the backing vocal samples present a dark sort of percussive infectiousness. Lying On Ice’s gorgeous style reminds me very favorably of Chromatics’ neon-tinged synth-pop, in addition to Hikaru Utada’s more darker-geared efforts – or a less hectic and more organized Crystal Castles. Either way, comparisons aside, “Let Me Go” is a remarkably well done effort that balances a dark atmosphere brilliantly with seductive vocals and a subtle sort of infectiousness that sticks, with a sound that’s quite original despite the complementary comparisons…” – Mike Mineo, Obscure Sound

Jesse Maddox


Jesse is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. He was the recipient of the prestigious Gloria Estefan Scholarship, in recognition of his musical and scholastic accomplishments.

Jesse performed in the opening act for Kelly Clarkson in a private sold-out show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  He was a guest performer with David Byrne and St. Vincent on “Road To Nowhere” for over 7,000 fans at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.   Jesse was recruited by 3-time Grammy nominee David Arkenstone to perform with David and the Cirque de la Symphonie to open the 30th Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Arena.

Angela Cross - Vocalist


Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer Angela Marie Cross takes 20 years of Classical and Jazz music training, a Folk sensibility, and a penchant for electronics to create performances that have been described as hypnotic, and haunting.  Angela’s vocal work has ranged from Hip Hop recording collaborations to live Jazz performances, and solo singer-songwriter sets.

Lying On Ice is a registered trademark.